Zambia: Farmers Can Weather Climate Change - With Financing
Merian Kalala, a farmer in Solwezi, capital of the North-Western Province of Zambia, knows firsthand that climate change is posing massive problems for agricultural productivity. Read more »
Africa: Farmers Hold Keys to Ending Poverty, Hunger, FAO Says
With recent data showing that 793 million people still go to bed hungry, ending hunger and poverty in 15 years is the next development challenge that world leaders have set for… Read more »
Africa: New Generation Aims to Plug Africa's Research Deficit
The tonnes of uncollected garbage piling up on the streets of her home in Cairo was a brain wave for Sherien Elagroudy. Read more »
Africa: Is the System Broke or Broken?
Though the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit may seem timely, a debate ensues on an important question: is the world humanitarian system broke or broken? Read more »
Africa: A World Drowning in Oil
Thanks to tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, major oil producers couldn't come to an agreement in Doha to freeze their output to January levels to raise oil prices. The… Read more »
Africa: Innovations Boost Income for Women Rice Farmers
Salabanya Tabaitou no longer squints from the irritating wood smoke each time she has to parboil her rice paddy. Read more »
Kenya: Genetic Resources to Fight Climate Change
With Kenya's meteorological records over the last 50 years indicating increased irregularity and variability in precipitation, the effects of changing climate are hitting hard.… Read more »
Nigeria: The Unknown Fate of Thousands of Abducted Women and Girls in Nigeria
The plight of 219 Chibok schoolgirls abducted two years ago is all too common in Nigeria's conflict-affected north-eastern communities, and up to 7,000 women and girls might be… Read more »
Kenya: Gender Equality and Equity in Health Will Anchor Drive Towards a Sustainable National Development
Last month, the Government of Kenya (GoK) in partnership with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) at the sidelines of the 60th Session of the UN Commission of Women in New York,… Read more »
Tanzania: Female Engineers Defy the Odds
Nearly every aspect of modern life is a result of the work done by engineers; from running water to the internet, sky-scrapers to smartphone apps that people use for dating. Sadly,… Read more »
Africa: What the Panama Papers Mean for Global Development
The financial secrecy and tax evasion revealed by the Panama Papers has an extraordinary human cost in developing countries and threatens the realisation of the UN's ambitious… Read more »
Africa: Africa, the Need for Greater Integration
There is a misconception, by some, that the World Trade Organization (WTO) is a barrier to regional integration. It is one of a number of misconceptions that do not match up with… Read more »
Ethiopia: Ethiopia's Smoldering Oromo
The Ethiopian government's most serious domestic political crisis in more than a decade began over a scruffy football field appropriated by local officials for development. Read more »
Africa: Plan for Poorer Countries to Fund HIV Response Raises Concerns
Calls for low and middle income countries to contribute an additional 6.1 billion dollars to the global HIV response by 2020 could see some vulnerable groups left behind, said HIV… Read more »
Africa: Focusing On Future of Food - What's Next for Global Agricultural Research?
Food security scientists from around the globe gathered in Johannesburg last week with one objective: to work towards the transformation of agriculture as engine for growth in… Read more »
Africa: Want to Feel Fit? Eat Falafel, Dahl, Cow Pea And... !
This is not a minor issue. Chickpea, faba bean, lentil, common bean, field pea, mung bean, black gram, pigeon pea, cowpea, and grass pea are the major pulse crops produced… Read more »
Malawi: Saving Children's Lives Through Drones
The first successful test-flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone was an unhindered 10 km journey from a community health centre to the Kamuzu central hospital… Read more »
Kenya: Tree Regeneration Restoring Hope
Maurice Kaduka Lukaro, 54, is a farmer in Oljorai, an area with short grasses and small-scattered bushes in Nakuru county in Kenya's Great Rift Valley. Crop production has declined… Read more »
Zimbabwe: Water Crisis in Zimbabwe
A narrow dirty trail snakes through what used to be a small dam in Mpudzi Resettlement Scheme south of the eastern border city of Mutare. And what remains of this once perennial… Read more »
Cameroon: Food Insecurity in the Far North
"They have reduced the quantity of food they used to give us and we still do not know why. But we are managing. We are refugees and we have no choice. All they give us is rice and… Read more »
Africa: Will the EU Become a Criminal Union Tomorrow?
Jan Oberg is TFF Director & Co-founder, peace studies professor. PhD in sociology, peace and future researcher. Associate professor (Docent) at Lund University, thereafter… Read more »
North Africa: A 'Colombian Triangle' for Islamic State in Libya?
Besieged by US, UK, French, Russian and Syrian war crafts and ground intelligence, both in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (Daesh from its original acronym in… Read more »
Kenya: Improving Rural Livelihoods Boosts Agrarian Economies
For two decades, Dickson Kamau only grew maize on his 0.5 hectare (ha) of land earning himself the nickname Kamau wa mbembe or Kamau who owns maize in his native Kikuyu language. Read more »
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