Uloma Mezie-Osuocha

Radio Programme: Good practices in beekeeping for a sustainable honey value chain in Tanzania

As part of the YenKasa Africa radio initiative, we are thrilled to share this week’s feature, which delves into the vital topic of “Good practices in beekeeping for a sustainable honey value chain in Tanzania.” Read our feature to discover valuable insights and expert advice, and then listen to the recorded programme on the YenKasa Africa website in the Tanzanian local language, Swahili. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your

Young people hold the key to Africa’s green economy

Globally, over 73 million young people are unemployed, with the issue most pronounced in rural areas of developing countries, particularly Africa. Annually, while 12 million youths enter the labour market, only 3 million jobs are created. As of 2020, one in five young people in Africa were neither working, studying, nor training. Producing nutritious food is increasingly difficult amid challenges like climate change, environmental degradation, and rising populations. The International

Radio Programme: Boosting soil fertility in Ghana through microbial fertilizers

As part of the YenKasa Africa radio initiative, we are thrilled to share this week’s feature, which delves into the vital topic “Boosting soil fertility in Ghana through microbial fertilizers”. Read our feature to discover valuable insights and expert advice, and then listen to the recorded program on the YenKasa Africa website in the Ghana local language, Gurune. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and empower your agricultural

From city to soil: Young graduates seek a better life in rural areas

While the global unemployment rate is declining, this hasn’t benefited everyone. Youth unemployment continues to be much higher than the rate for adults, with some 73 million young people all over the world struggling to find work and make a living. In cities worldwide, many university graduates are either jobless or do not earn enough to survive in an urban setting. This is why some young people are leaving the city and moving to

Radio Programme: Access to extension services and information by smallholder farmers in Kenya

As part of the YenKasa Africa radio initiative, we are thrilled to share this week’s feature, which delves into the vital topic “Access to extension services and information by smallholder farmers in Kenya”. Read our feature to discover valuable insights and expert advice, and then listen to recorded program on the YenKasa Africa website in the Kenyan local language, Kikuyu. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and empower your

Farmer Field Schools take on El Niño induced drought in Zimbabwe

The ACP-MEAs 3 project brings hope to the farmers in Zimbabwe, who are facing the challenges of climate change head-on and are determined to adapt to these challenges using nature-based solutions. In a region where about 70 per cent of the population depends on agriculture, the frequency of El Niño occurrences in Southern Africa surpasses the norm, resulting in erratic weather patterns that significantly impact food security. With the return

Compendium of forgotten foods in Africa: A companion publication for Integrating Africa’s forgotten foods for better nutrition

The “Compendium of Forgotten Foods in Africa”  is a remarkable publication which has emerged to shed light on a treasure trove of forgotten foods scattered across the African continent. This publication serves as a beacon of hope, offering a roadmap for integrating these neglected gems into the culinary landscape for improved nutrition and sustainable development. This Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), this compendium is a testament to

Radio Programme: Challenges forest and farm producers face in Zambia and the way forward

As part of the YenKasa Africa radio initiative, we are thrilled to share this week’s feature, which delves into the vital topic “The challenges forest and farm producers face in Zambia and how to tackle these”. Read our feature to discover valuable insights and expert advice, and then listen to recorded program on the YenKasa Africa website in the local language, Nyanja. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and

A learning framework for inclusive, integrated and innovative public policy cycles for family farming

Public policies for family farming – when done appropriately – provide a perfect match between different policy areas related to productive, economic, social, environmental and cultural dimensions of sustainable food systems. The Learning framework for inclusive, integrated and innovative public policy cycles for family farming was developed under the framework of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (2019–2028) to support policymakers, family farmers’ organizations and other relevant stakeholders to

Special Feature: International Women’s Day 2024 - Invest in Women: Accelerating Progress.

The world unites this International Women’s Day 2024 under the theme Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress. As the United Nations emphasizes, investing in women is not just the right thing to do. It is essential for solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Across Africa, women are leading the charge in various sectors, from agriculture and business to climate action and social justice. Yet, they continue to face significant