South Africa needs a more holistic approach to farming systems.
The state controls and regulates small farmers’ environmental practices without addressing what forces them to follow these practices.
The internet and smartphones have enabled customers to make more informed choices by using sites where customers share their experiences.
The interplay of poverty, inequality, urbanisation and the industrial food system leaves low-income families with limited access to fresh, healthy foods.
Developing countries present an opportunity for agroecological innovations to help small-scale farmers.
The green revolution: small-scale, informal irrigation is expanding in Zimbabwe and small scale farmers are leading the way.
Nigeria’s agricultural sector simply isn’t equipped to produce the amount of rice to meet demand.
Developing countries could leapfrog industrial agriculture systems by moving to agroecology.
Technology is changing how plant diseases are recognised and dealt with by small scale farmers in Africa.
Mechanisation of agricultural activity can help many African countries unlock underutilised agricultural potential. But there are serious obstacles which must be removed.
Getting local farmers involved in school feeding schemes has the potential to boost livelihoods and revitalise rural economies in Africa.
Official statistics in Tanzania do not capture small-scale irrigation, meaning that it’s impact is unclear. Yet new research reveals that it’s two to three times greater than previously thought