The Africa Disaster Risk Financing Initiative supports agriculture insurance programs which unlock critical assess to credit for low-income farmers in Kenya, as well as in Uganda and Rwanda. Photo…

Hugo Wesley, Lorenzo Piccio |

When I was based in the field, I often noticed that many of the journalists working in Africa had not been specifically trained to report on development-related matters, which at times hobbled…

Haleh Bridi |

Constance Senekal, a teacher by profession, initially ventured into pig farming to sustain her family.

Elita Banda, Sarah Farhat |

Julius Maboloka is a vibrant and passionate young Mosotho farmer. We met Julius while meeting the beneficiaries of the Lesotho Smallholder Agriculture Development Project (SADP).

Elita Banda, Sarah Farhat |

"I grew up raised by two parents who were farmers, but as I grew up, I hated farming." That's one of the first things I heard as I met with Ntuba Masena, the owner of a fruit and…

Sarah Farhat, Elita Banda |

I met Thabo Lefatle on a cold winter day in Lesotho. We – a team from the World Bank Communications Department – had driven an hour and a half south of the capital Maseru to get to his farm. As we…

Sarah Farhat, Elita Banda |

Beside the great Lake Kivu, beneath the shadow of an enormous volcano, the Rwanda-DRC border divides the neighboring cities of Gisenyi and Goma. As the day begins, the predominant impression is…

Kavita Watsa |

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Mohamed Keita |

In country after country in Sub-Saharan Africa, new discoveries of oil, natural gas and mineral deposits have been making headlines every other week it seems. When Ghana’s Jubilee oil field hits…

Makhtar Diop |

Jean J. De St Antoine and Kanako Yamashita-Allen are co-authors of this post. During a recent visit to Maseru, we met with staff at the 425-bed Queen ’Mamohato Memorial Hospital which opened in…

Patricio V. Marquez |