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Thousands of monitoring stations across the continent create potential for Africa to have increased supplies of food, stronger economies and greater stability for its people
As sorghum becomes a nationally subsidised crop, it should shore up food supplies for drought-hit farmers
The next global plan for disaster risk reduction must tackle the links between disasters, vulnerability and poverty
Some farmers in Ghana kill saplings on their land over fears their food crops will one day get damaged by loggers who come to clear the trees
Better skills, access to quality seed, and cooperation could help African smallholder farmers
When aid agencies prevent food shortages from turning into a crisis, they need the press to tell the 'good news' story to donors, but this didn't happen in the Sahel last year
It’s not the timber trade, agricultural expansion or mining that poses the greatest threat to tropical forests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but the demand for energy
Legislation enacted in the past decade to slow forest loss in the Democratic Republic of Congo is innovative, but implementing it remains a challenge
The Congo River basin accounts for nearly a third of all water resources in Africa, helping feed forests, provide livelihood opportunities and generate power
Mangroves that could protect Cameroon from rising seas may be subject to more pressure than they can bear
Should the long-established livelihoods of hunters and gatherers be integrated into the modern economy?
As buildings collapse, claiming lives, Tanzania's president blames corrupt procurement and tendering process - a problem even though Tanzania is member of Construction Sector Transparency Initiative.
Slowing forest loss will be difficult until the government addresses corruption, fighting and other problems
As Mozambique tries to harness its energy resources to lift its citizens out of poverty, can it also build a climate-resilient, low-carbon future?
"The political culture is not about sharing resources, it is about each small section making it for itself," one researcher says