Zanzibar's female farmers drive food production but suffer a lack of access to modern farming tools.
Scientists say they can help farmers in Tanzania, but anti-GM regulations tie their hands.
To understand food security in sub-Saharan Africa, context is crucial. Some 500 million small farms feed 80 percent of the people who live in regions that are perilously close to hunger.
Tanzania’s struggle against bean-eating weevils is just one chapter in the story of the tension between farmers and the ever-evolving pests that attack crops in the field and after harvest.
Women in sub-Saharan Africa provide more than half the farm labor yet are five times less likely than men to own land.
Many African women still struggle for rights — for the right to go to school, to marry when and whom they choose, to own farmland and livestock.
Drought-tolerant corn is off-limits to Tanzanian farmers as outside groups debate the best approach for easing hunger across Africa.
China's emergence as a new global power has brought pressure to give back as it takes from Africa. Fake drugs and corruption on both sides have thrown a wrench in those plans.
The shores of Lake Victoria, which borders Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, are picturesque, poor and filled with unexpected moments of joy. Still, there's no escape from the fight against malaria.
China's outsized reaction to reporting on fake drugs obscures a real discussion about crucial problems.
Fake and substandard medications threaten the fight against malaria in the Lake Victoria Basin, but attitudes can be just as problematic.
China issues an official denial to Guardian series on counterfeit drugs--but doesn't address the scientific research linking China to fake and substandard drugs that now flood Africa.