Toward a shared vision on climate security in Senegal

Photo: CGIAR’s Climate Resilience Initiative and partners meet in Dakar, Senegal to discuss climate security and chart a way forward Climate change and variability have numerous security implications in the Sahel region in North Africa, which already has a precarious...

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...

Cassava: Background

Next to yam, cassava (Manihot esculenta) is a commonly produced tuber crop in Africa. It can be used as food and as a cash crop, feed for animals and as a source of industrial raw material. In sub-Saharan Africa, cassava is mostly used for human consumption in various...