There are questionable methods being used which distort our understanding of the number of smallholder farmers that embrace new technologies.
Southern African economies need more organised and sustainable measures to increase the participation of emerging suppliers in supermarket value chains. This will help economic transformation.
Reflections on World Wetland Day on how this precious resource can be used sustainably to reduce rural poverty, improve food security and strengthen livelihood in the face of climate change.
US farmers and agribusiness can help themselves by helping Africa to meet its rapidly growing food needs.
Primate populations are declining around the world. The great apes are in danger of disappearing, and that bears a great risk for humanity itself.
The ocean can no longer be viewed as a limitless space for free access for all. It needs to be managed over its entirety
One year after the end of the West African Ebola epidemic, a study of survivors in Guinea shows what has been learned about the deadly virus, and what remains unknown.
Britons, Nigerians, Americans and Brasilians don't see time in the same way. These differences are explained by the history and constraints of each country.
Mining brings some benefits to some but when extraction is over, the lack of wider benefits to all is keenly felt.
Insects have often been described with words like "disgusting" and the idea of eating them horrifies some people. But this needs to change as they can be an important food source.
Africa needs to learn from the experiences of others who have negotiated free trade pacts. In particular it needs to ensure its process is inclusive and does not pander to a few special interests.
The risk following recently ended economic booms in Africa is that, due to insufficient planning and excessive optimism, the windfalls were wasted. But there are signs that Africa may be changing.
As long as the EU strikes deals with dictators and pushes trade agreements that worsen the economic situation in many African countries, attempts to reduce migratory pressure will fail.
The 'Africa Rising' narrative was disturbed in 2016 by a combination of factors. But the continent is still on firm economic development footing.
There are a few questions that can be posed and unpacked if universities are to move towards genuine decolonisation.
Are giraffes really facing extinction? The decline of these beloved animals - and many others – has been hidden in plain sight as Africa builds ever more roads, railways and cities.
Zimbabwe like many other post colonial governments across the globe continues to struggle to attain equitable land reform.
Informal settlements are often undocumented or hidden on official maps, but they house about a billion people worldwide. Their existence demands a more sophisticated approach to urban development.
Gambia's president of 22 years has been defeated in a shock election victory for opposition leader Adama Barrow.
A new report has found that Africa’s air pollution is already causing more premature deaths than unsafe water or childhood malnutrition.