Concerted efforts and clear pathways are therefore needed to ensure that the implementation of the SDGs is kept on course.
It has a been a number of years since mobile phone penetration rates began turning heads in development circles.
Why is it that droughts always seem to surprise, despite the warnings? The current El Niño drought is no exception…
Over the last year or so we have been doing some work exploring how the Indian seed sector might contribute to African agriculture, boosting productivity and assisting in particular smaller, poorer farmers.
Zambia’s economy is in a tailspin right now. The world price of copper is low and China’s economic growth –which powers so much of the investment in Zambia–is slowing down.
Sierra Leone is an interesting case in mineral sector development in a post-conflict country where it is trying to attract investment whilst as the same time facing the challenge of ensuring it gets a fair share of the resource rent generated.
Food security in Africa is challenged in three key ways – by competition between food and cash crops, by constrained access to productive resources, and through social norms.
The cotton industry in Zimbabwe is in crisis. World market prices have collapsed, and the liberalised contract system, where numerous companies compete with each other, is failing.
Over the last few years we have been studying the relationships between land, markets and employment in commercial agriculture Zimbabwe.
Sierra Leone is a country endowed with mineral resources but the amount of revenue that has been generated from the sector has been quite low.