Smallholder African Farmers, Covid-19, and Digital Agripreneurship.

The COVID-19 pandemic is more than an issue of public health. It is now abundantly clear the pandemic is affecting African societies and economies at all scales. For instance, it has been estimated that the pandemic will further push 140 million people across the globe into extreme poverty, 80 million of which will be Africans […]

Drops in the city: the puzzle of water privatization and consumption deficiencies in urban Ghana

Kwaku Owusu Twuma,b,* and Mohammed Abubakaria aHuts and Cities Ltd, Accra, Ghana bGold Coast Sustainability and Governance Institute, Accra, Ghana *Corresponding author. E-mail: kay4blez@gmail.com Though it is essential to life, water continues to be a ‘luxurious need’ to the urban poor of Africa. Water management challenges here stem in part from a multi-dimensional lack of […]

The promise of citizen science and inclusive sustainable development in Ghana post Covid 19.

“Citizens, not spectators” With most African economies already grappling with complex social and environmental challenges, many fear that the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic will further deepen the cracks that keep a great proportion of the continent’s population in poverty.  Spurred in part by the increased difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, several countries have […]

How Ready is Ghana for A Digital Economy?

The launch of the Mobile Money Interoperability (MMI) in Ghana makes us the third country in Africa (after Tanzania and Kenya) to embrace an integrated digital payment ecosystem. The ITU ICT Development Index ranks Ghana 7th, ahead of the aforementioned countries with an IDI value of 4.05. Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa, Cape Verde, Botswana and […]

Covid 19, Innovation and the Future of Africa’s Agriculture? Let’s take a walk…

Covid 19, Innovation and the Future of Africa’s Agriculture? Let’s take a walk… The Covid 19 pandemic adds to the already wicked problems faced in the agriculture sector in African countries; ranging from climate complexities, natural disasters, to institutional inefficiencies. Indeed, much progress is being made by African countries to ensure sufficiency in local food […]

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