Farmer seed systems and community seed banks provide an important safety net for cash-strapped, vulnerable people. They also help small-scale farmers manage climate risk. Supporting them is an adaptation opportunity that is currently being missed.
Palm oil production can lead to greenhouse gas emissions, land grabs and exploitation.
African artists are calling on the African Heads of State to keep their promises and invest at least 10% of their national budget in agriculture.
This paper sets out how one crop – sugar – has been driving large-scale land acquisitions and land conflicts at the expense of small-scale food producers and their families.
In rural areas of Tanzania, more than 90 per cent of households keep chickens, but few keep more than 20.
Farmers in Southern Africa are experiencing changes to their climate that are different in magnitude to what they have experienced in the past.