The response to the outbreak of fall armyworm has been hampered by farmers' lack of information and pesticides to fight it, worsening food insecurity
Eating insects is extremely common in a number of African countries, but is frowned upon by many in the West.
Growers are switching to smart seeds to boost maize and bean production in semiarid regions.
A scheme is also being developed that will make the necessary annual seed purchases affordable — and profitable — for poor farmers.
Data from satellites will be used to counter climate change that’s hitting staple crops in the region.
Will your country be able to feed you in 50 years? Here's who will still be eating - or going hungry in Africa
Based on these data sets, Kenya is looking like a pretty safe bet but Gabon and Guinea Bissau lag far behind
River-fed farmlands have become parched playgrounds for children to kick footballs on, and people are "walking inside the river"
“The economy will continue to register growth, [but] not a double-digit fast economic growth”
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.
Nearly 40% of the population is in need of assistance. Some rural families are abandoning the land and fleeing to the towns
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
Formerly known as the breadbasket of Africa, Zimbabwe has become a basket case, suffering perennial shortages and relying on importing grain
If adopted decision would benefit major exporters such as South Africa and big multinationals such as Monsanto
The desert sands are encroaching on the Niger River itself, threatening the survival of more than 100 million people living in its basin.
Crops that 'die and resurrect' could help Africa beat climate change—including this 'superfood' from Ethiopia
With more than 130 known varieties in the world, resurrection plants are a unique group of flora that can survive extreme water shortages for years.
El Nino stalks agricultural lands this year. The good news: food security in Africa improving over the longer term
All over Africa, affordability of food is a bigger challenge to food security than its production or availability per se.
A few big lessons from India...where the lives of millions of farmers were significantly improved.
Says its pioneering role in drip-irrigation, water recycling and desalination made it perfectly equipped to help bolster food security in Africa.
Climate change is a "threat multiplier" in world conflicts - drought helped create instability that Boko Haram exploited, says Obama