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Farmers Crippled by Fall Armyworm Outbreak Are Selling Off Farms

By Nonkululeko Britton-Masekela, an organic farmer and thought leader in agriculture The fall armyworm infestation in Africa is bankrupting farmers who cannot afford expensive insecticides to protect their crops. Struggling farmers are now resorting to selling off their land to the highest bidder. Farmers say the...

Fall armyworm invasion, a wake-up call for Africa

By Michelle Adelman, an advocate for plant-based protein food and founder of Accite Holdings, which focuses on technology-led, sustainable agriculture projects in Africa. The outbreak of the fall armyworm (FAW) in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa has left a trail of crop devastation in its wake,...

How to realize our entrepreneurial worth in Francophone Africa

Africa, although rich in mineral resources, has the lowest level of intra-regional trade, according to the World Economic Forum. Fayelle Ouane, an entrepreneurship advocate and co-founder of Suguba, a regional platform that fosters entrepreneurship and regional integration in West Africa, says this is actually worse...

Listeriosis – a wake-up call for Africa

By Michelle Adelman The rising death toll of the listeriosis outbreak should be a wake-up call not only to South Africa, but Africa as a whole.  The epidemic says a lot about our decisions on healthy lifestyles and our dependency on animal-based protein. For Africa to move...