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11 Nov
Award-winning biowaste converters are helping farmers in Ivory Coast turn mountains of agricultural by-products into compost for their fields or gas for their cooking stoves.
11 Oct
Ashish Mishra is accused of running his car into demonstrators, killing four of them. India's Supreme Court had initially criticized the investigation and lack of arrest.
9 Oct
In Madagascar, some of the country's highest authorities are accused of bankrolling teams to create fake profiles on Facebook which then share biased or false information for political gain. These fake Facebook accounts stir up controversy, sing the praises of President Andry Rajoelina and criticise journalists and opposition politicians. The communications minister, accused of playing a key role, denies any wrongdoing. Our correspondents report.
21 Feb
Two activists face prison in a case involving a "toolkit" tweeted by Greta Thunberg. This comes after police arrested 22-year-old environmentalist Disha Ravi over the document supporting India's farmer protests.
9 Feb
Despite months of protest by farmers and growing international attention, the Indian government has refused to give in to demands and repeal a set of agricultural laws. Farmers have vowed not to bow under pressure.
2 Feb
Twitter temporarily blocked several accounts within India at the Delhi government’s request. This included accounts of an independent news magazine and Kisan Ekta Morcha, a joint front that represents protesting farmers.
28 Jan
The UK's papers mark a grim milestone after it becomes the first nation in Europe to lose more than 100,000 people to Covid-19. In India, papers are divided over farmers' disruption of Republic Day celebrations. The Hindustan Times says protesters have discredited their movement, but the Deccan Chronicle says they showed that India's national holiday belongs "as much to the people as to the state." We also look at an overdue change in Nigeria's defence leadership and a plan to cull grey squirrels in the UK by putting them on birth control.
26 Jan
Tens of thousands of Indian farmers protesting agricultural reforms have driven a convoy of tractors into New Delhi as the capital celebrates Republic Day with a military parade.
9 Jan
On a regular day, Parminder Kaur toils in the fields and tends to cattle but now she is making her presence count as one among an army of women who have taken up the cudgels against the Indian government's agricultural reforms. Kaur, 40, is joined by tens of thousands of protesting male farmers who have set up tents and parked their tractor trolleys to block several kilometres of key highways leading into capital New Delhi for over a month.
25 Sep 2020
With the increasing pressure on natural resources due to Covid-19, climate change, and overpopulation, small-scale agriculture has become one of the best tools to ensure global food security.
14 May 2020
There were early signs the Covid-19 crisis would have implications far beyond the medical arena. Images of farmers heartbroken as their harvests never left the farm played beside footage of supermarket shelves stripped of essential supplies. In a matter of weeks, the coronavirus had exposed the fragility of our food supply system. While Covid-19 isn't the first or last crisis the world will face, is it the wake-up call needed to reform how our food gets from farm to fork?
7 Feb 2020
Thousands of Spanish farmers and livestock breeders hit the streets in anger, demanding "fair" prices as a growing wave of protest spreads across the country. Unions say low prices and a rise in the cost of production have eroded profitability for farmers and livestock breeders, describing the situation as "very bad".

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