A television series in Kenya is trying to help small-scale farmers with issues such as financial management and irrigation. For example, the show has been helping one Ugandan woman turn her farm into a business to support her nine children.
New fighting in CAR between Ugandan troops and Seleka rebels could also jeopardize what has been a bright spot in the fight against Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army.
Half the farmers in the US are 55 or older, which means fewer small-scale farmers in the future. At the same time, the agricultural sector may be a source of jobs for the 74.2 unemployed youth in the world.