A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
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.