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Maize from the motherland

 At a young age, Maïmouna Coulibaly watched her mother tilling the fields, growing a little bit of everything — millet, sorghum, maize, rice and peanuts — to support and nourish the family, often coming up with only a basketful of grains. Maïmouna’s mother is among the 80 percent of the Malian population who rely on…

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African Leaders, Businesses, and International Donors Promise More than US $30 Billion in Unprecedented Commitment to African Agriculture

 Editor’s Note: Follow live–updates at @TheAGRF and #AGRF2016 and #SeizetheMoment. Government of Kenya, USAID, African Development Bank, Kenya Commercial Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Rockefeller Foundation “Seize the Moment” to push aggressive economic agenda NAIROBI, KENYA (8 September 2016) — It was a blockbuster moment for African agriculture yesterday as African leaders,…

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