October 17, 2019Nigeria
In August, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered closed Nigeria’s land border with Benin, preventing the import of goods. The move significantly affected trade in foodstuffs. It is part of an effort to tackle smuggling and associated corruption, but also, apparently, to spur the domestic agricultural industry. On October 14, Nigeria ordered closed all of Nigeria’s borders with Benin, as well as those with all other countries, for the same reasons.
January 11, 2012
Dr. Susan Bissell is Associate Director and Programmes Chief Child Protection, UNICEF, based in New York. Susan joined UNICEF in 1987 where her work has taken her to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Ha…
October 3, 2019Food and Water Security
For a precarious global agricultural system with powerful feedback loops, business as usual means widespread hunger and embedded systemic risk.