Argungu Festival returns in style after 11 years
Argungu Fishing Festival or Argungu Dance Festival is an annual four-day festival in the state of Kebbi. The festival returned this year after taking a break for 11 years due to the high level of insecurity and the activity of the deadly Boko Haram in the Northern region of Nigeria. The majority of fishermen are the followers of Islam and also predominantly farmers.
Ghana: Tomato farmers under pressure
Ghanaian farmers have traditionally earned good money growing tomatoes. Today their market is being swamped with subsidized cheap imports from Europe and China, and prices have plunged. See the full documentary.
New technology introduced to rice farmers to boost production
Farmers under the auspices of Nigeria Farmers Group and Co-operative Society have introduced new machines in the processing of rice to give the product a boost. The farmers say they were motivated by the FG's closure of the country's land borders.
German farmers: 'Overregulation is the last thing we need'
Farmers from across Germany have descended on Berlin to take part in a mass protest against the government's agricultural reform package that foresees a reduction in the use of fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides.
The struggle to boost cocoa prices in Nigeria
Farmers in Nigeria are hoping to take control of cocoa prices to improve their standard of living. Ghana and the Ivory Coast have already instituted price reforms.
American farmers feel heat from trade war with China
President Trump is betting he can stay on their good side despite launching a trade war that has cut them off from one of their most important export markets. He has billions of reasons to believe that. You can read the whole story in the latest edition of Bloomberg Businessweek.
Why are farmers in Morocco becoming insect guardians?
Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are threatened around the world. One project is encouraging farmers in Morocco to use blooming fields and insect hotels to protect them.
Solar-powered fridges help Nigerian farmers
Farmers in developing countries lose a quarter of their annual income because they can't refrigerate their produce. A small firm in Nigeria is tackling the problem with mobile solar-powered fridges.