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Why Africa’s women entrepreneurs struggle to grow — and how to help

Albert N. Kimbu, University of Surrey and Michael Z Ngoasong, The Open University #Africa has seen the highest growth among businesses run by women in…

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Why massive effort needs to be put into growing trees on farms

India has developed a pioneering national agroforestry policy. Suleman Merchant/Shutterstock Philip Dobie, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) #Agroforestry #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #Africa It’s now over 50 years since…

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Honey bees, already at risk, face a new threat from a common #herbicide

Foraging bees are exposed to a cocktail of toxic chemicals in the environment. Pixabay Sue Nicolson, University of Pretoria #Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used…

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What #India could learn from #Ethiopia about #food security

Chokchai Suksatavonraphan/Shutterstock Ivica Petrikova, Royal Holloway Despite India’s fast economic growth and poverty reduction over the past few decades, food insecurity remains very high. This…

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Food security in #Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law

A farmer weeding his maize crop south of Harare, Zimbabwe. EPA/ Aaron Ufumeli Barbara van Koppen, International Water Management Institute A new study has found that…

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What’s behind Mali livestock herders joining jihadist groups

In Mali, pastoralists have become increasingly disgruntled with a predatory and corrupt state. Flickr/Mary Newcombe Tor A Benjaminsen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences In #Mali,…

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Crisis proofing South Africa’s water security

Reliable water supply is essential for South Africa’s development. Shutterstock Kevin Winter, University of Cape Town South Africa is often referred to as the 30th driest…

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Study in #Ethiopia links healthy soils to more #nutritious cereals

Farmers in Ethiopia evaluate traits of wheat varieties. Flickr/J.van de Gevel Frédéric Baudron, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) chave benefited from good crop yields….

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