Who is defining the research agenda? Are we asking the right questions?
How has farming in Africa developed during the last 15 years? African smallholder farmers and sustainable food production – trends and challenges.
Are we ready to meet the world’s increasing food demand over the coming decades? Some people are doubtful of how we are going to feed 2.4 billion more people when no extra land is available and degradation of existing farmland is widespread.
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.