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To what extent does the market inform production decisions?

In the course of working with African mass markets, eMKambo continues to notice several nuances that inform the production of different agricultural commodities, among other patterns. A recent study focused…

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Once existing structures are strengthened information can easily flow from the grassroots

One of the main problems in African countries is the absence of systems for collecting data and information in ways that take advantage of existing structures from the grassroots to…

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Why each African country should have a ministry responsible for indigenous foods, medicines, arts, culture and sports

To the extent combinations of food systems, arts, culture and sports can be a full expression of national identity, the African Union should ensure every African country has a government…

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The power of clear role definition in African food systems

COVID-19 has revealed the importance of understanding roles of different actors in Africa’s food systems. When roles and responsibilities are unclear, smallholder farmers are exposed to conmen.  For instance, in…

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Reimagining a new socio-economic fabric for African informal economies

Lockdowns as a major method for containing COVID-19 has undoubtedly destroyed social fabrics that sustain most low income economies. While governments have tried to soften the pandemic’s blow by providing…

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