Women make smoked fishes – locally called Okporoko – at Egede informal settlement in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood, University of St Andrews and Sayra van den Berg Bhagwandas, University of St Andrews Throughout West Africa, the artisanal fishing sector is a crucial source of livelihoods and food security. For […]
By Paakwesi Seidu Mauro Isaac Acquaye had just sneaked up on me and given me three quick, hard knocks on my head. The whole class burst out into laughter as if stung by a venomous insect, jumped out of my seat, face and eyes turned red, rubbing my head with both hands, started yelling the […]
Increasing poverty is forcing more women to become farmers in Adamawa State. dmbaker/Getty Images Saheed Babajide Owonikoko, Modibbo Adama University of Technology A national survey on drug use in Nigeria published in 2019 shows that about 14.3 million Nigerians between 15 and 65 years have used psychoactive substances for non-medical purposes. One out of every […]
Urgent action needs to be taken to rehabilitate Africa’s youth jobs market. Developing the continent’s agriculture value chain will be a key part of the solution.
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Abidjan, Ivory Coast/ — The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in partnership with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the CGIAR System Organization, today pledged to work closely with African leaders to address rising hunger on the continent.
Accra, Ghana//-Chief Executive Officer of National Food Buffer Stock Company (NAFCO), Hanan Abdul-Wahab is advocating a strengthened linkage between players in the agriculture sector to collectively address challenges that confronts the sector.
Developing a viable confectionery industry is essential for Africa’s cocoa giants. Wikimedia Commons Sophie Van Huellen, SOAS, University of London The global chocolate industry is worth over US$150 billion. West Africa supplies 70% of the cocoa beans, but most of the value in a chocolate bar is generated in Europe and North America.