A scheme is also being developed that will make the necessary annual seed purchases affordable — and profitable — for poor farmers.
The central bank increased its key lending rate to a record 15.5% in November to try contain prices
Rethinking Africa's food insecurity: it's more about the big, often-missed forces driving food choices
Food insecurity is driven by the economics and geographies of the food system; the poor eat badly because it makes economic sense for them to do so.
There are twists and turns in the data: Ethiopia produces more cereals than South Africa, while Nigeria is Africa’s star in oil crop production.
Nigeria imports rice worth $2bn per year