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Acquired land was used mostly for raising livestock rather than growing fruit, vegetables or field crops. Peter Titmuss/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The South African government has been buying farmland for black farmers. It’s not gone well

The government’s approach to redistributing farmland has been mostly ineffective. Failure can be attributed to limited implementation, poor institutional capacity and corruption.
Farmer preparing bean bags at a market in northern Nigeria. Photo by Jorge Fernández/LightRocket via Getty Images

Climate change means farmers in West Africa need more ways to combat pests

The impact of climate change on the spread of crop pests is established. Biological control methods show some promise but the pace of climate change means scientists are in a race against time.

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