With migration on the rise, the demand for staple crops offers economic promise for rural areas.
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Reforms are necessary to make cocoa farming—the foundation of the global chocoloate industry—profitable for the farmers. A discussion.
The urban poor depend on local markets and street vendors to feed their families, yet governments are indifferent and sometimes hostile to this essential economic activity.
Essay by Ousmane Badiane, part of a special edition being published in partnership with Foreign Affairs, titled “African Farmers in the Digital Age.”
Niger is a hot landlocked country, mostly covered by the Sahara desert with a rainy season of only three months.
The Yara Prize 2015 is being awarded to Dr. Ousmane Badiane, Director for Africa at IFPRI, and Mr. Eric Kaduru, Founder and CEO, KadAfrica.