The dry, spiny forests of southern Madagascar comprise one of the most unique ecosystems in the world, and a new food-for-work scheme is helping to protect the fragile environment while ensuring food security.
• Africa can produce the food it needs
Efforts are under way to help Somalis make better use of their 3 300km coastline – the longest on the African continent – by increasing fishing and seafood exports to lucrative markets in the Middle East and Europe.
• Co-operating to cut down piracy
Côte d’Ivoire's cotton industry is regaining momentum after being nearly decimated by a decade of political chaos and conflict, and farmers in the cotton-growing northern regions are hopeful of returning to economic stability.
• SA farming skills are sought-after