A mix of social forestry, agriculture and old water collection methods is a bid to stop desertification so the land can support 232-million people
African cities are swelling, and in West Africa the result is interesting - appetite for rice is growing
Rice is tailored to city life. It has become an urban food
Africa's second-most-populous nation is experiencing the worst drought in 50 years. Some hungry farmers ate the seed
It’s been 100 years since S. African fields were this dry, 50 for Ethiopia— maize becomes a luxury, and a window into Africa's economy
The paradox is that the rest of the world is enjoying a glut, and some of the lowest food and transport prices yet.
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.
When it rains it pours: it's not just Africa's wildlife at risk. Extinction faces continent's livestock too
1,458 breeds of livestock are at risk of extinction. In Africa biggest threat is from indiscriminate cross-breeding between imported and local breeds
Got wood? Infographic shows new, key statistics on the state of Africa's forests that you need to know
Gabon star Africa performer with annual forest area gain of 200,000 between 2010 and 2015.
Planted forests have been increasing in Africa at a rate of 0.2 million hectare a year--to the benefit largely of the commercial plantations.
A world leader in export of sheep and goats, the tonnes of bones discarded in the nation are becoming material for a burgeoning soap industry.
Earn 300% more than the minimum wage? Lessons from the East on how street food can transform Africa's cities
Fighting poverty from the urban streets, but we've got a long way to go yet...
Food prices, and therefore full or empty stomachs: That is what investors and risk analysts should really be keeping their eyes on.