Flying fish: Icon of Barbados under threat
Flying fish, the undisputed icon of Barbados, features as the main ingredient in the national dish, is printed inside its passport and stamped on the one-dollar coin. But in recent years the number of flying fish has declined, driving up prices to the point that the island’s staple food is now becoming a luxury. The Down to Earth team went to find out more.
Food prices push Nigeria inflation to 17-month high after border closures
Nigeria inflation has slowed after the country exited a recession which made importation expensive, but food inflation has remained high. Nigeria has since August partially closed land borders to halt trade amid a crackdown on smuggling, but the move is expected to push up prices.
Co-founder of Thrive Agric on the dream behind their startup
Thrive Agric is a Technology-driven agricultural company passionate about ensuring global food security by funding farmers from people with the promise of decent returns at the end of each farming cycle.
Nigerian government moves to further impede food imports
Nigeria already has import bans in place for some everyday products and 70% tariffs on others. Now President Buhari has directed the central bank to stop providing funding to food importers.
Medal prospect Edwards picks Big Brother over African Games
One man's food is another man's poison, says the common adage. This aptly captures the decision taken by a medal prospect, Edward who chose Big brother over All African Games.
Africa's biggest music fest blares in the 'Valley of Heaven'
Some 30,000 people have attended the Bushfire Festival in Eswatini, which celebrates music, food, design, and cultural diversity.