How to boost rural incomes in Africa? Plant more trees. Trees contribute nearly a fifth of annual household income for families that grow them, but are rarely a focus of agricultural policy, said Daniel Miller, an assistant professor at the University of Illinois and co-author of a new study.
Kenyan irrigation app aims to cut water waste, crop losses. System isn't cheap - but for one farmer it has cut crop losses from drought from 70 percent to 10 percent.
New law a glimmer of hope for women's land rights in Mali. As climate change pushes men to take over land once left to women, women could get a set aside of government land.
Kenyan farmers develop taste for insects as drought hurts crops. Insects like termites can provide additional nutrition and income when extreme weather hits traditional harvests.
Erratic rains, rising costs trigger crisis for "champagne of teas." Future of Darjeeling tea is in doubt as erratic rains compound other problems facing the industry, estate owners say.
Climate forecasts could help parched herders make smarter moves. Knowing what rain might come can help pastoralists decide where to move, and whether to sell.
Zimbabwe drought, hunger push farmers to seek greener pastures. As water disappears in southern Zimbabwe, many farmers are looking for new lives elsewhere.
In Kenya, organic macadamia nuts provide a cushion against drought. Cutting out chemicals - and the middle man - is making farmers more resilient.
Cattle shortage leaves Zimbabwe's fields unploughed as rains fall. Rains have returned but after losing their animals to drought, many farmers now face ploughing their fields by hand