business in commodities such as coffee or tea or in fresh fruit and vegetables
represents great potential for growth and employment in Africa. The challenge
for these sectors lies in effective and efficient exporting to the right
The resurgence of high food prices in 2010
awakened fears of a repeat of the 2007-08 food crisis, threatening increasing
food insecurity, rampant food price inflation and civil unrest. While, fortunately,
the worst fears have not materialized generally,.....
If you pay attention to the news, you’ll hear two
stories about African agriculture. The first is of the drought that sears the
Horn of Africa and forces tens of thousands of Somalis – now climate refugees –
to pack up their belongings and families.....
The famine in the Horn of Africa has shed light not only on the scale of the human disaster, but the urgent need for long-term agricultural policy reform and an overhaul of the global food aid system. Tonight, some 1 billion people will go to.....
Somalia is facing
one of the worst food crises the world has seen in 60 years. The scale of the
humanitarian disaster provides an ominous backdrop to this issue of International
Trade Forum as we focus on food security, agriculture and trade
As a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, agriculture is both a contributor to climate change and a potential casualty. Resolving the tension between meeting food security needs whilst also reducing emissions presents a major development challenge......
drought-related famine in East Africa has put the focus on the need to make
smarter use of existing water resources and, where possible, make more water
available for food production. Smart water management technologies will provide