NORC Report Finds 1.6 Million Children Are Engaged in Child Labor in the Cocoa Industry in West Africa

A report from the NORC looks at prevalence of child labor in the cocoa industry in West Africa and solutions to address the issue.

Eight Innovations Ending Food Loss in the Global South

From solar-powered cold storage to garden waste powered food dehydrators, we highlight eight examples of how innovators are ending food loss in the developing world.

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.

This is the Story of a Soap Company that is Changing the World

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap is creating new markets for Fair Trade Organic products, and practicing dynamic agroforestry.

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.

Food Insecurity a Pressing Issue Amidst Urban Growth in Africa

As African cities continue to grow, a new study highlights the problem of food insecurity across the urban-rural continuum, and finds that food insecurity has a socio-spatial dimension.

New Food Metrics Provide Better Information on Access to Nutritious Foods in Africa

The Indicators of Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa project will help policymakers and program managers craft policy that ensures access to a diverse, nutritious diet.