Foreign investment in agriculture has doubled in Ethiopia, but there's a downside. Poor farmers have been driven out by government-sponsored plans to encourage big agribusiness, and now food shortages are once again a problem for the African nation.
Ethiopia's new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, may have to do more to convince thousands of refugees belonging to the Anuak ethnic group to return to their homelands.
Workers and farmers who supply food to German supermarkets often face abuse and exploitation, Oxfam has said in a report. When it comes to fair trade, German retailers rank worse than their UK or Dutch counterparts.
When oil and gas were discovered in Takoradi, western Ghana, many young people thought that their futures were assured. But their hopes were quickly dashed. Could catfish provide a way out of their poverty?
The new government in Rome is walking in the footsteps of Donald Trump's trade protectionism, as it has threatened to torpedo the CETA trade agreement because it doesn't protect Italy's farmers and their products.
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