Chicken jollof. Urban consumers eat more meat, fruit and vegetables than rural ones do. (Photo/ Flickr/ Joan Nova)

The Garden, Or The Vegetables? The Irony Of Urban/Rural Food Consumption In West Africa

City dwellers eat more fruits, vegetables, meat and fish that those living in the rural areas; consumption of cereals and pulses is lower. It’s counter-intuitive, as one might expect a rural diet to be richer in fresh produce

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Proudly showing off produce in rural Kenya. A farmer's life in Africa is not always so happy. (Photo/ Flickr/ CIAT)

An African Scandal: Wasted Harvests And Hungry Farmers. But Small Fixes Are Can Turn It Around

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