Stacey Knott
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Stacey Knott is a multimedia freelance journalist. She currently reports from Ghana, West Africa with a focus on agriculture, economics, social issues, arts, culture, and entrepreneurship. She has also reported from across West Africa, the US, UK and her home country New Zealand.

From Bean to Bar: Ghanaian Chocolate Companies Chasing a Billion-Dollar Gap

Ghana supplies up to a quarter of the world’s cocoa, but why do European countries produce all the premium chocolate? Meet the Ghanaian chocolate makers molding their own futures, one chocolate bar at a time.

A Ghanaian Chef Feeding His Country and Combating Food Waste

In a nation with millions of children going hungry, one Ghanaian chef is working tirelessly to stop food waste by redistributing food to those in need.

Preserving Africa’s Cultural Heritage at the Dinner Table

Changing lifestyles and a reliance on imported food is eroding traditional cuisine in Ghana. Through food across the continent, this Ghanaian chef is celebrating and preserving Africa’s culinary heritage, one yassa, maboke, or fonio jollof at a time.

Accra’s Growing Green Movement

Like many cities throughout the world, Accra has yoga studios, organic produce deliveries, and weekly green markets. But it also has toxic traffic fumes, clogged open drains, and plastic-lined beaches. Sustainable might feel like it’s for the middle class—but environmentalists are trying to change that.

Swigging Cashew, Sorghum, and Sugarcane: the Ghanaian Entrepreneurs Competing for Ghana’s Drinkers

In a country that relies heavily on imports, Ghanaian entrepreneurs are taking matters into their own glasses, providing drinkers with tipples that help local farmers and national pride.