The heavy rains in East Africa last autumn and winter destroyed a large part of Kenya's tomato harvest. Since then, tomato prices have risen sevenfold from five US cents a piece to between 25 and 35 US cents, and have remained at this level. The reason for the extreme weather is the Indian Ocean's changing sea temperature. Other countries in the region such as Uganda and Tanzania are also affected.
Following the end of apartheid, the land question looms large in South Africa: What will happen to arable land that was taken away from the black population? The government now wants to reverse the theft by implementing land reform. more
It is a hard struggle to protest climate change in Russian capital, explains Arshak Makichyan. more
A t-shirt from Bangladesh, an avocado from Mexico: Without the invention of container ships, today’s consumer habits would be unthinkable. more
Why my family never spoke about the greatest misfortune that ever happened to us more
How can we share out responsibility for damaging our climate? Introducing the notion of “risk sharing”. more
Our chief editor takes a look at the current issue. more