According to a global climate index, climate change will wreak havoc on the economies of Africa's agriculturally-dependent countries.
The gains reported in 2016 went hand in hand with overall growth in Africa over the last two decades.
Current climate talks in Morocco are a golden opportunity for making strides on the adaptation of African agriculture.
The Grow Africa Partnership, founded at WEF Africa meeting four years ago, is now benefiting 8 million smallholder farmers and creating 58,000 jobs.
Who's afraid of privatisation in Africa? The successes, heartbreaks, and (sometimes bizarre) reversals
It's estimated that the number of state-owned enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa fell from 6,069 to 4,058 in just 5 years (1990-1995), a 33% reduction
Aeroponic system also enables faster growth of up to 3 to 5 times faster than conventional growing in soil
Ethiopia, Egypt among the big winners as oil cuts $9bn off global food import bill—but weak currencies could crash the party
An oversupply of oil in global markets has caused low prices, making moving everything that much cheaper.
The reason political scientists speak of the “commodities curse” is that during periods of high prices, the need to prepare for crashes is forgotten.
88% of Gabon is covered in tropical rainforest. But despite the outwardly lush appearance, rainforest soils are actually very poor for agriculture.
African farmers struggle to feed booming population: continent should look to Brazil for inspiration
Despite having 60% of world’s uncultivated arable land, continent spends about $40 billion annually on food imports
Here's an initiative with clever simple solutions, that could cut Africa's food waste and loss by 50%
In Africa, 50% of fruits, vegetables; 40% of roots, tubers; and 20% of cereals are lost in the post-harvest stage or processes
All the sound and buzz about China's investments in Africa is very misleading. India is the one making the most serious play.
Women are one of the best investments the world can make for global food security--and bankers and policymakers must recognise this.
The working age population in Africa will increase by 70% by 2030, and they will need work. But it isn't rocket science, here are some quick wins
Climate change is a "threat multiplier" in world conflicts - drought helped create instability that Boko Haram exploited, says Obama
We look at five options for accelerating Africa’s transformation; all of them will require a bold reconceptualising of policy directions
Angola, Nigeria and Ethiopia are some real stars in the push to put food on African tables.
A killer app for Africa's 'telephone farmers' - watch your plants grow, from your mobile or computer screen
EZ-farm is nifty combination of a soil moisture sensor, a water tank level monitor and - best of all - an infrared camera that monitors plant health.
A fifth of Africa's candles are imported by Angola alone, Nigeria produces two thirds of Africa's yams and a quarter of Africa's eggs