African cotton growers are struggling to compete against US and European producers who enjoy government subsidies. Low cotton prices are making life difficult for unsubsidized African farmers.
The African Union wants to introduce free trade in Africa. Some countries, like economic powerhouse Nigeria, do not share the enthusiasm for what the AU believes to be the solution for the continent’s economic ills.
Many people in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya decry the disappearance of their traditional organic crops. But some scientists say that genetically modified seeds could revolutionize the region.
…it has many opportunities. Most importantly, it has to question traditional concepts, in both the areas of economic policy and development aid, writes the great-nephew of the last Ethiopian emperor.
Climate change is likely to have contributed to a 7 percent spike in the suicide rate in India over the last 30 years, a new scientific study says. India is experiencing a suicide epidemic, in particular in rural areas.
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