The urban poor depend on local markets and street vendors to feed their families, yet governments are indifferent and sometimes hostile to this essential economic activity.
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Essay by Ousmane Badiane, part of a special edition being published in partnership with Foreign Affairs, titled “African Farmers in the Digital Age.”
Niger is a hot landlocked country, mostly covered by the Sahara desert with a rainy season of only three months.
The Yara Prize 2015 is being awarded to Dr. Ousmane Badiane, Director for Africa at IFPRI, and Mr. Eric Kaduru, Founder and CEO, KadAfrica.