A woman cuts “bodwe”, an edible weed that is often sold at markets in Lusaka, Zambia.
The herbicide revolution reduces the availability of edible weeds, which may undermine food and nutrition security.
Charcoal is an essential fuel for most parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
Attempts to formalise charcoal production have been largely unsuccessful.
Young Kenyans typically see farming playing some role in their future, although few respondents want only to farm.
Young people typically see farming playing some role in their future as they prefer to remain in their rural homes, although few respondents want only to farm.
Agricultural mechanisation can reduce work burden, increase prosperity and enhance diets.
Agricultural mechanisation can be accompanied with appropriate policies that help to harness its potentials while minimising potential negative effects.
White-bearded wildebeest migrate through the Mara.
Four of the five contemporary migrations in East Africa are severely threatened and have virtually collapsed.
Young people view agriculture more positively than often assumed.
Agriculture is well placed to provide employment for millions across the African continent.
The Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is home to the famous wildebeest migration.
Intense and extensive changes mean that the Serengeti-Mara area’s wildlife has an unsure future.
Promoting mechanisation for small scale farmers in Africa is proving incredibly difficult.
Mechanisation of agricultural activity can help many African countries unlock underutilised agricultural potential. But there are serious obstacles which must be removed.
Wildlife in the Athi-Kaputiei ecosystem with new development in the background.
Athi-Kaputiei is close to Nairobi where undeveloped land is exceedingly scarce and expensive. This has made it a powerful magnet for people.
The number of camels in Kenya has risen, as have other livestock populations.
Over the past four decade populations of almost all the common wildlife species have fallen to one third or less of their previous levels