At present on the African continent, the politics of persuasion are especially consequential in the area of agri-food research and development.
The move by the African Union to develop a policy to regulate the impact of firms on human rights puts it ahead of other regions as it seeks to guide companies conducting activities on the continent.
Cassava is a key food source in tropical countries, but yields have been flat for decades. New genetic research is identifying many options for boosting production of this valuable staple crop.
The development community has overlooked the ethical dilemmas associated with raising one individual above others through farmer-to-farmer systems.
The current climate talks in Morocco are a golden opportunity for making strides on the adaptation of African agriculture. African countries need the tools necessary to do so.