This policy dialogue, co-organised by Sida and the Nordic Africa Institute, presents research on different aspects of Africa’s rural backbone and discusses the implications. Aiming to provide lessons and inputs for further analysis, policy making and practice, it spans over various thematic and geographic areas.
Submitted by Anneli Sundin on 1 September, 2016 - 16:27
Climate change, volatile prices, changing consumption patterns, and increasing competition for agricultural land makes the hard business of farming even more challenging. How do we make our farming systems sustainable and resilient? In search for the answer to this question, we tend to focus on inputs and outputs, forgetting about the people who are at the center of the issue.
Submitted by Matthew Fielding on 27 August, 2013 - 14:16
Cocoa farming was introduced in the Mount Fako region of Cameroon in 1886 by the Germans with the aim of supplying their local factories with raw materials (cocoa beans). They owned and managed vast hectares of cocoa plantations which were worked forcefully by indigenous slaves.