Rising food prices hurt the poor, not big agricultural companies
The drought has also meant rising food prices for basic commodities in Kenya. Food inflation in January 2017 stood at 12.4% with highest price increases recorded for cabbages, spinach, sukuma wiki, maize flour, and maize grain.
Drought: The alarm bell for the future Kenya needs
Since October, a severe drought, influenced by the effects of climate change and La Niña, has ravaged East and Horn of Africa. Over 11million people have been affected while pasture livestock are dying off by the thousands. It is clear that urgent, life-saving measures need to be taken.
Growing food for people, with people and with nature in Cuba
In Cuba, despite scarcity and a system where many challenges still remain, the country has been successfully innovating in ecological farming since the early ‘90s.
Africa needs an alternative agricultural system – lessons from India
It’s often stated that the development and adoption of high yielding varieties and the accompanying use of agrochemicals- the so called “Green Revolution”- was the biggest progress in agriculture in the 20th century.