Stop Sowing Those Seeds! Outdated Laws in Western Africa Restrict Farmer's Crop Choices

Policies related to seed law need reform if West African farmers are to improve crop diversity and manage their own seeds.

Training Youth Key to Growing African Agriculture

For CORAF, training youth is not just a matter of preparing for the rising age of researchers or increasing unemployment, but a matter of enhancing the food system as a whole.

Smoking Fish Reduces Waste—and Improves Incomes

A Nigerian research center spent over a decade perfecting fish smoking technology for fish producers, improving their livelihoods and protecting their catch from post-harvest loss.

Cashew Creations for Women’s Employment in Senegal

Cashews are not just grown; they’re also processed. This project generated opportunities for women in Senegal to be part of the process close to home.

Report Reveals Groundbreaking Results for Rice Farming

A new report reveals final results from the largest-ever regional project to expand the System of Rice Intensification, an agroecological rice farming methodology.

Seeds Bring New Life during the Ebola Crisis

Responding to Ebola, this initiative distributed thousands of tons of seeds to the countries most affected by the crisis.

The Small Seed Changing West Africa

Groceries for a good cause? Fonio may be the answer. Food industry veteran Philip Teverow’s newest initiative, Yolélé Foods, makes it easy to try this new super-grain and make a difference in the lives of West African farmers.

Observations from a “Shithole” Country and a Note to President Trump

While visiting the West African country of Senegal, Food Tank President, Danielle Nierenberg, reflects on U.S. President Trump’s infamous statement about “Haiti and African countries” and the damage the President has inflicted.

Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg to Visit West Africa

A meeting with officials of the West and Central Africa Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF) is central to Nierenberg’s visit.

Meet the Ghanaian Entrepreneurs Chasing Ghanaian Drinkers with Taste from Home

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.