Balogun market; the biggest market in west Africa!
Africa / Blog

Will Nigeria Replace “the Oil curse” with “Agriculture curse”

Balogun market; the biggest market in west Africa

As oil price continues to drop, Nigeria is still struggling to stabilize the economy and could turn to biggest contributed to the GDP; agriculture to rescue the economy.Despite the dependency on oil, Nigeria is fundamentally an agricultural country, at least in terms of the population working on the …

Image: Indian and Chinese flags merged. Image source: Simeon Scott via Wikimedia Commons
Asia / Blog

Insecurity and popularity contests – Food, India and China

Image: Indian and Chinese flags merged. Image source: Simeon Scott via Wikimedia Commons.

Have you noticed? Food security is a trending topic at the moment.

On the one hand, nations and their chief negotiators await the end of the summer break at the World Trade Organization (WTO), and start to talk openly about strategies, after a …

The North American Free Trade Agreement. Courtesy of TheMexicanGentlemen, via Wikimedia Commons
Americas / Blog

Beyond NAFTA: evaluating FTAs in Mexico and Colombia

The North American Free Trade Agreement. Photo source: TheMexicanGentlemen via Wikimedia Commons.

The distinguished Harvard political scientist Samuel Huntington described Mexico as a ‘torn country’. Torn because of its cultural and linguistic attachment to Latin America on the one hand, and on the other, its geographic and economic alignment to the United States. NAFTA, the trilateral North …