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Esther Ngumbi

Esther Ngumbi

    Turn Africa’s cities into vertical farms
    Turn Africa’s cities into vertical farms
    African cities, according to a World Bank report, are home to 472-million people — almost half of Africa’s total population. This number is...
    Science will unlock Africa’s potential — if it is funded
    Science will unlock Africa’s potential — if it is funded
    Africa’s leading scientists, innovators and policymakers met in Kigali, Rwanda, in March this year to brainstorm solutions to an increasingly...
    Africa’s youth, brimming with potential, must be nurtured
    Africa’s youth, brimming with potential, must be nurtured
    In the recent Fifa World Cup match between Nigeria and Croatia, the commentators repeatedly talked about the youthfulness of the Nigerian team and...
    Bring women farmers to the food security table
    Bring women farmers to the food security table
    On a lovely spring day this month, I was surprised by what I witnessed at South Africa’s first urban agricultural summit.
    African farmers should think local
    African farmers should think local
    On a burning hot day at the Kenyan Coast, Kennedy Mathuku showcases his patch of amaranth green vegetables. Locally known as “mchicha,” this is...