Small-scale farmers use oxen to plough their farm in Kericho County, Kenya.
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Research questions the idea that getting commercial seeds and fertilisers to smallholder farmers will double yields and incomes.
Fruit and vegetables at a market in Kenya. The WHO is pushing for consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, fish and unsaturated fats.
When a pandemic hits, questions that immediately arise include what impact there will be on public health, the economy and other aspects of society. Another set of questions involves response priorities…
COVID-19 mitigation could open new opportunities for agroecological innovation, here a multifunctional landscape in Ethiopia.
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It’s time to redesign food systems that deliver healthy foods, allow farming families to make a good living, and support thriving societies.
A food market in Ibafo in Nigeria’s Ogun State. The effects of COVID-19 on food systems will be keenly felt in poorer countries.
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The potential exists for malnutrition to exacerbate the health consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic.
A vendor holds a tuber of yam for sale at the popular Mile 12 market in Lagos.
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By using the simple technique of harvesting when the lower leaves begin to turn to yellow, yam farmers can determine the earliest possible time to harvest.
Cowpea, also known as Black Eyed Pea, is a staple crop in Nigeria.
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Nigeria recently approved the world’s first GM cowpea, which provides full protection against the pod-borer Maruca, a major problem for this important crop.
Children play in a cabbage patch near their home in Modderspruit, near Rustenburg, South Africa.
The abandonment of crop farming fields isn’t new. But some researchers say it’s accelerated in the last two decades.
Hunger is a daily reality across large parts of Africa.
It’s one thing to come up with food security plans. But implementing them is tough.
A diversity of seeds on sale in Nanyuki market, Kenya.
Developing countries could leapfrog industrial agriculture systems by moving to agroecology.
Wild foods at the edge of this field in Burkina Faso are just as important for household nutrition.
Foraging and gathering food can play a huge role in feeding people.
Low funding for agriculture is a risk to development in Kenya.
Kenya’s new budget is expected to focus on food security, manufacturing, universal health coverage, and affordable housing.