On December 9, 2013, a meeting was called in Pujehun District over the lease of 6,500 hectares of prime farmland in this southeastern part of Sierra Leone.
West African states in the Niger River Basin are seeking to tackle climate risks and reduce poverty by constructing three hydropower dams in the next five years.
An integrated approach to land management that ensures sustainable policies could help agriculture-dependent West Africa cope with the looming effects of climate change, a panel of experts has proposed.
That palm oil listed in the ingredients of your favorite candy bar or lipstick? More and more of it comes from forest and farmland razed by multinational corporations a world away.
Access to land has become a critical front in the long-running battles between big business and local communities.
The UN hopes a new treaty signed by African governments, industry representatives and civil society organisations this week will slow levels of illegal timber trading in the Congo Basin.
The polls open today, October 25th, in Madagascar, and some hold hopes that they will close five years of instability. A military-backed coup in 2009 led by Andry Rajoelina ousted then President Marc Ravalomanana.
Governments must step up efforts to protect the poor from natural disasters if they are to have any real chance of ending extreme poverty, a report said on Wednesday.
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has warned of an impending threat to food security in Nigeria and 10 other nations in the West African region.
Indigenous Australians face “disproportionate” harm from climate change, according to a leaked report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Zacharia Masesa moved to the city to change his life. Ten years ago, he arrived in Dar es Salaam from Mtwara, a town in the southeast of Tanzania, and soon found a job as salesman in a shop in the bustling Kariakoo business district.
Strengthening the capacity of the Central African Republic to adapt to climate change could help build peace in the landlocked country, which has been hampered by political instability and civil conflict since it achieved independence from France in 1960, research suggests.
The Nigerian government has stepped up its emergency food aid in response to severe food insecurity and child malnutrition in the northeast, where the military has been running a sweeping offensive against Boko Haram (BH) Islamists since June.
There is no exact science when it comes to predicting when and where the next major humanitarian crisis will occur.
Future demand for water by farming, including livestock production, will be influenced by strategies for food security, and increasing food supply in Africa is closely linked to the utilization of and access to water.