Celebrating the world's forest heroes
Today, World Forestry Day, we report on the outstanding efforts of people who have made an extraordinary contribution towards protecting forests and forest communities. At a special ceremony hosted recently by the United Nations Forum on Forests ...
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KENYA: Disease threat to vital maize crop
NAIROBI 31 May 2012 (IRIN) - Maize lethal necrosis (MLN), a disease which has affected at least 300,000 maize farmers mainly in Kenya's Rift Valley Province, could adversely affect harvests of the staple nationally if it is allowed to spread, war ...
31 May 2012 | www.irinnews.org
Selling ethanol stoves in Mozambique to generate carbon credits
A Swedish firm is banking on getting a slice of the domestic fuel market in Mozambique with an ethanol stove that's proven its worth in Ethiopian refugee camps. If properly audited, the stoves' use can generate carbon credits to be sold ...
28 May 2012 | www.africafiles.org
Le solaire change la vie de 7 villages s'ngalais
Dans le cadre de ses actions de coop'ration au Sngal, la ville de Malakoff a quip plusieurs villages de lampes solaires SOLTYS (www.soltys.fr). Jusqu'alors dpourvus d'lectricit, chaque village dispose dsormais d'un panneau solaire (...)
26 May 2012 | www.mediaterre.org
Forests Dying in South Sudan Violence
South Sudan is losing its forests. And with no unified policy to deal with the
situation the government is at odds, with one ministry saying that the loss of
forests is a necessity for farming and another warning of the dire environmental
25 May 2012 | ipsnews.net
Organic Agriculture could help Africa fight poverty
Organic products on display at the 2nd Organic Conference in Zambia. Credit: Martha Nyambura/IPS
Experts say mainstreaming organic farming in African could help feed the hungry on the continent, reduce poverty and mitigate the effects of climate ...
24 May 2012 | www.ips.org
Nothing to Show for Hard Work but Burnt Fields of Maize
By Ignatius Banda*
Female subsistence farmers, who form more than 70 percent of farmers on the continent, remain clueless about climate change issues. / Busani Bafana
BULAWAYO, May 22 (IPS) – Gertrude Mkoloi earns a living harvesting maize ...
22 May 2012 | www.ips.org
Biofuels goals 'may lead to food shortages'
A global study finds that some developing countries may face significant economic and food security impacts by 2020 if their ambitious biofuels targets are met.
21 May 2012 | www.scidev.net
La forêt mise à mal dans la wilaya d'El Tarf
EL TARF - Les superficies forestières de la wilaya d?El Tarf qui couvrent près de 165.000 hectares sont "mises à mal" depuis quelques temps par une multitude d?interventions illicites, a indiqué samedi à l?APS le conservateur des forêts, Mohamed ...
19 May 2012 | www.aps.dz