Opinion: Responding to crisis — growing Africa’s food systems

In recent years, Africa has been dealing with a multitude of overlapping food systems shocks — climate-induced drought and floods, locust attacks, the COVID-19 pandemic, and conflict. The World Bank warns that for each one percentage point increase in...

Morocco launches “Irrisat” programme to optimise irrigation water

Morocco has launched the “Irrisat-Morocco” irrigation programme to optimise water supplies for irrigation using satellite data, in response to the drought. The programme, Initiated by the Royal Centre for Remote Sensing (CRTS), is based on the combination of...

World Leaders Must Look at the Big Picture to Solve Food Crisis

From the worst drought in four decades threatening famine across the Horn of Africa to extreme heat in South Asia, the war in Ukraine and the unequal pace of pandemic recovery, global food systems are under extraordinary pressure. • The combined result is...