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The Invention of Green Colonialism — the roots of Africa’s wildlife NGOs come under withering scrutiny

14 June 2022

In ‘The Invention of Green Colonialism’, Guillaume Blanc has laid bare the colonial roots of the West’s drive to ‘save’ African wildlife and landscapes from the people of Africa. Such policies today often come in the guise of ‘sustainable development’ and the like. The bottom line, in Blanc’s view,…

How COVID controls hit farmers in 7 low-income countries, most in Africa

5 May 2022

Since its emergence more than two years ago, COVID-19 has reached nearly every corner of the globe. It has infected hundreds of millions of people, and overwhelmed health systems worldwide. But its impact goes beyond its direct health consequences. Measures to contain its spread – such as travel…

Sub-Saharan Africa under threat from multiple humanitarian crises

8 April 2022

The number of hungry people in the Sahel and West Africa has quadrupled over the last three years, currently reaching 41 million, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Friday. Issuing the alert, WFP said that the figure rose to 43 million when the Central African Republic was included in…

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We need a revolution in African farming — regenerative agriculture could be the catalyst

11 May 2022

Daily Maverick Our Burning Planet: Op Ed by Malik Dasoo Regenerative agriculture, which involves special techniques to cultivate nurture-rich soils that also trap greenhouse gases, can initially be time and labour intensive. But farmers who stick with it are witnessing enormous returns…

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Synthesis dialogue: Agricultural commercialisation and smallholder transformation in sub-Saharan Africa

Farmers across Africa face multiple challenges and need several income streams to get by. @agripolicy will draw on their extensive research at three upcoming events. The first is on Thursday 20 January 2020 11 am - 12:30 GMT, 12 PM - 1:30PM WAT 2PM - 3:30 EAT Register bit.ly/3FhI6QN

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Shades of Land

1 March 2022