Prices are up to five times higher than the raw costs of production for many of the goods and services we all need.
Climate change is affecting the availability of food to the families of farmers in Ghana.
Proctoring software is a symptom of a bigger problem: universities see themselves as businesses and students as customers.
Britain’s households are facing a cold winter but its power market could learn something from neighbouring systems to avert a crisis
Producers in Zambia should be getting more for their crops, and buyers in East Africa should be paying less, alleviating food price spikes.
Harnessing the combined effect of trade and urbanisation could significantly boost the economies of African countries.
Are we witnessing the beginning of the end for crypto or is this just another crash in a volatile market?
Informal employment is significant in sub-Saharan Africa. The plight of informal workers needs to be highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
South Africans should not panic about the food system. But authorities will need to act swiftly and assertively to restore stability.
When big investors like Blackrock get worried about their returns, they have the power and incentive to make fossil fuel companies take action.
Poor and inconsistent pricing data makes it hard to assess agricultural markets.
Although COVID-19 measures have had a negative impact on food supply in Nigeria, there are other factors responsible for the dramatic rise in food prices.
After trying to remove street vendors from its cities for years, China is supporting them to help jump-start its economy. An urban scholar explains why other cities should do the same.
Collaboration is better than competition when it comes to making markets do what we want in an economic crisis.
Markets bring broad benefits to local communities – much more so than big supermarket chains.
As the pandemic drives more of our lives online, we move further into a world optimised by big tech to suit itself.
County governments and the health ministry should allow produce markets to operate in urban areas.
For decades nations have worked to curb international sales of endangered plants and animals. But in countries like China, with high demand and speculative investors, that strategy fuels bidding wars.
Research shows that hiding the popularity of posts can change what people consume, and even improve the overall quality of content.
Global forces affect corruption, too.