The new initiative reproduces the core weaknesses of post-apartheid state land and agricultural policy. These have done little to improve the livelihoods of the poor.
Smallholder farming might not be able to generate enough value on its own, but farmers still need support.
While not all men are willing to become involved in women and children’s health, some situations force them take on ‘women’s work’.
A significant change in political mentality is required to shore up one of Africa’s leading lights.
There have been some positive strides made in getting smallholders involved in digital agriculture in Africa
The abandonment of crop farming fields isn’t new. But some researchers say it’s accelerated in the last two decades.
Across Africa less than 10% of the population is connected to a sewer system. But the waste could be used elsewhere.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s decision to double the price of petrol shows very poor judgement and bad leadership.
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.
A big rise in armed attacks in the Sahel - and the intensity of the attacks in recent years - is now seen as a major source of concern.
At present on the African continent, the politics of persuasion are especially consequential in the area of agri-food research and development.
Zimbabwe has two lost decades to move on from. Fortunately, there are many ways out.
New research shows just how bad tobacco farming can be for the environment and for farmers.
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.