Irrigation on rise in Africa as farmers face erratic weather. Interest in irrigation is surging but better women's land rights, access to clean energy, loans and training are needed.
Smarter farming could cut hunger in drought-hit southern Africa - researchers. Innovations from crop insurance to swapping cattle for goats could help the region stand up to worsening drought, researchers say.
Crickets, birds, weather data combine to guide African farmers. A new weather advisory service, by an award-winning Kenyan tech expert, aims to help drought-hit farmers.
Taste for mushrooms helps Tanzanian farmers protect forest. When harvests fail, farmers turn to cutting forests - but growing mushrooms could be an alternative.
Centuries-old African soil technique could combat climate change - scientists. The technique known as "African dark earths" transforms nutrient-poor rainforest soil into fertile farmland.
As droughts worsen, Kenyan herders revive ancient grazing system. Can traditional "Dedha" councils effectively manage disputes and keep the community's cattle alive?
Innovative water storage helps Kenyans thrive in drought. Efforts to store water have been so successful families are now using extra water to grow crops for export.
Fickle rains torture Madagascar's drought-stricken south. A third consecutive year of drought in one of the world's poorest countries has left some one million people hungry.