The range of research being undertaken is remarkable in view of the size of Africa’s overall contribution: from galaxies to viruses; from agriculture to malaria; and from drought to oceanography.
Kenya’s current food price spike is just the latest in a longer, slower food price inflation that has been unfolding over the past few years, which has something to do with the broader structural problems of African cities
In many cities, fresh produce is often transported either by handcart or by motorcycle. Though on the surface they seem cheap, they are hugely inefficient from a technological perspective, and there’s a big cost to it
South Sudan’s coffee bushes were abandoned in the long years of war, but continued to naturally cross-pollinate. The result was something special – Robusta coffee with a very distinct and unusual taste profile.
Losses on cereals account for about 25% of the total crop harvested in Africa; it’s up to 50% for fruits and vegetables. But some of the big problems of rural poverty and hunger could be solved with a few small logistical fixes
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