Women Are A Mainstay Of Fishing In West Africa. But They Get A Raw Deal

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 […]

Trying to Understand the Use of Drugs by Women Farmers in Nigeria’s Adamawa State

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 […]