Flying fish, the undisputed icon of Barbados, features as the main ingredient in the national dish, is printed inside its passport and stamped on the one-dollar coin. But in recent years the number of flying fish has declined, driving up prices to the point that the island’s staple food is now becoming a luxury. The Down to Earth team went to find out more.
Nigeria inflation has slowed after the country exited a recession which made importation expensive, but food inflation has remained high. Nigeria has since August partially closed land borders to halt trade amid a crackdown on smuggling, but the move is expected to push up prices.