The abandonment of crop farming fields isn't new. But some researchers say it's accelerated in the last two decades.
Medium-scale farms are an important driver of agricultural and rural transformation in much of Africa.
South Africa has made progress towards interrupting the looting of land by chiefs, state officials and mining capital.
It's one thing to come up with food security plans. But implementing them is tough.
The private-sector plays an increasing role helping agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa adapt to a changing climate.
African countries need to urgently develop coherent and strategic policies around water, land and agriculture.
Big data can be used to properly advise smallholder farmers in Africa and help guide pest monitoring efforts.
We found that even when women own land, their husbands are still perceived as household heads.
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.