EMPOWERED WOMEN, EMPOWER WOMEN: A STORY FROM CHIPATA, ZAMBIA

Gender inequality in agriculture remains evident among rural communities in Zambia. Cultural gender roles continue to hamper women farmers ’access to access to finance, inputs and training. However, closing gender gaps in agriculture has the potential to improve...

History and Cultural Practices of Yam Farming in Nigeria

Around 5000 BC, yam farming was practiced independently but concurrently in West Africa. Cultural interactions took place between pre agricultural or proto agricultural individuals, who were already exploiting wild yams for food—probably with some degree of ritual...

For Tanzania’s traditional beekeepers, modern hives just don’t buzz

Tanzanian beekeepers prefer traditional log beehives to modern hanging frame beehives, says a new study.Traditional beehives have a negative impact on surrounding woodlands in the country’s semiarid Chemba district, according to researchers.The high cost of modern...