Abidjan - The infant mortality rate in Ivory Coast has halved in 20 years, the planning and development minister said on Monday, pointing to better and more accessible health care.

Three Francophone countries have joined the Elephant Protection Initiative, an Africa-led conservation initiative to eradicate ivory trade and stop the slaughter of the continent’s elephants by poa

Rapid urbanisation and associated changes in people’s lifestyle means Africa faces a growing obesity problem.

Cassava is one of the developing world's most important crops. Its starchy roots and leaves are a staple food for more than 500 million people in Africa each day.

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Hot, dry weather last week in most of top grower Ivory Coast’s cocoa regions has raised fears about bean quality and production for the remainder of the main crop, farmers said

Chocolate could reportedly vanish as early as 2050.

Authorities in Ghana are in talks with their Ivorian counterparts over measures to sanitise the two major water bodies, the Tano and Bia Rivers, which have been polluted by the activities of Ghanai

The World Bank, together with the World Cocoa Foundation and Climate Focus, has released a new report to help guide the work of these governments and companies to operationalize the Frameworks for Action at the level of cocoa farmers.

Global cocoa production faces mounting environmental and economic challenges. Despite long-term global demand, cocoa producers are confronting the triple challenge of increasing productivity on limited land, reducing pressure on forests and ecosystems, and increasing their resilience to climate change.

Harvesting for the October-to-March main crop officially started on Oct.1, but heavy rainfall in parts of the primary cocoa-growing regions has caused the spread of disease.

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