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WAZA signs MoU to help make sustainably produced palm oil the norm

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the RSPO have signed a five-year MoU to further transformation of markets and make sustainable palm oil the norm...

2 days ago

#WorldFoodDay: Africa holds the key to feeding the world's population

Africa holds the key to feeding 9 billion people by 2050, Dr Akinwumi Adesina says during Norman Borlaug Lecture...

2 days ago

Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers

Coinciding with International Day of the Girl Child, Mastercard recently launched the African leg of its Girls4Tech programme...

3 days ago

China's green planning for the world starts with infrastructure

The United States is retreating from the global community under a president who rejected the Paris Climate Accords and denigrates NAFTA and NATO. This provides an opportunity for China to play a greater role in global affairs...

By Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley 3 days ago

Bees in the city: Designing green roofs for pollinators

One in three bites of food that we eat relies on bee pollination...

By Catherine Howell, Jennifer Drake and Liat Margolis 18 Oct 2017

It's time to have an honest conversation about energy

It is critical that the energy mix is carefully blended by policymakers to ensure a sustainable economy...

By Colin Logan 18 Oct 2017

SACAU: Agriculture can play a critical role in eradicating poverty

Agriculture can play a critical role in poverty eradication as the majority of the world's poor reside in rural areas and depend on agriculture

18 Oct 2017

The traditional vegetable and sweet potato research that's revolutionising the way we build food and nutrition security in Africa

Various agricultural research institutions in Africa are currently carrying out research on orphan crops mainly to improve yields and controlling and lowering disease tolerance....

By Millie Phiri, Sonia Naidoo, Nadia Ibraimo 17 Oct 2017

Airbnb announces $1m investment in community-led tourism projects in Africa

As part of Airbnb's vision to empower communities through home sharing and to promote people-to-people tourism that benefits local families and their communities, it will invest $1m to...

17 Oct 2017

More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study

Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere...

17 Oct 2017

Integrated policy approach needed to ensure sustainable food systems

The 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security endorsed new recommendations centred on the need for an integrated policy approach to forestry, agriculture, water and food security and nutrition...

17 Oct 2017

#WorldFoodDay: Transforming the agricultural sector by unlocking the potential of smallholder farmers

"...a step-change in the lives of smallholder farmers, recognising the fundamentally important role that they have currently and will increasingly have in our future food production."

By Dr Klaus Eckstein 16 Oct 2017

'Thirsty protests' hit Morocco over water shortages

Residents angered by persistent water shortages in southern Morocco have taken to the streets in a series of "thirsty protests" that has grabbed the attention of the country's king...

16 Oct 2017

Springster, BBM Messenger launch Girl Talk in SA, Nigeria

Springster, NGO Girl Effect's global mobile-first platform for vulnerable young women, has partnered with Creative Media Works (operating as BBM Messenger) to launch Girl Talk...

13 Oct 2017

Underwater nurseries help revive Mediterranean fish stocks

Ecocean harvests baby fish, nurtures them onshore and then returns them to the sea after a short acclimatisation period in an underwater "bio-hut" or nursery...

13 Oct 2017

Pangolin trade forces Ghana to look at new wildlife laws

Ghana is facing calls to update its laws on wildlife crime after fears the country has become a transit route for the illegal trade in pangolin scales...

13 Oct 2017

Role of secure tenure rights in eradicating hunger, poverty

Marking the fifth anniversary of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the European Union co-hosted a high-level event noting that more needs to be done in land tenure governance...

12 Oct 2017

Chad extends key conservation area in national park

Chad is to boost protection for a key haven for endangered wildlife in the south of the country under an agreement with a conservation group...

12 Oct 2017

#GBCSA2017: Celebrating 10 years of green building in SA

Founded in 2007 by Bruce Kerswill, the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) turns 10 this year...

By Sindy Peters 11 Oct 2017

African female entrepreneurs can apply for Y-HER accelerator

African female entrepreneurs have been invited to apply for the Y-HER Accelerator Programme, which offers mentorship and a total of $50,000 in prize funding...

By Tom Jackson 11 Oct 2017

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International

What the 'Fearless Girl' statue and Harvey Weinstein have in common

In March of this year, State Street Global Advisors unveiled the “Fearless Girl,” a statue of a little girl installed to face Wall Street's famous “Charging Bull” statue. Her defiance was aimed at financial culture's historical exclusion of women in the financial industry, especially in leadership positions.

By Sarah Banet-Weiser 18 Oct 2017

FAO calls on all countries to join PSMA, crack down on illegal fishing

To ensure that the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), aimed at cracking down on illegal fishing, succeeds, all countries should join the landmark treaty, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva. "We need all countries around the world to be part of the PSMA for it to be highly effective," Graziano da Silva said at the OurOcean Conference, hosted this year by the European Union in Malta. So far around 50 countries are party to the agreement "but we need many more."

9 Oct 2017

Pacific's Niue creates huge marine sanctuary

The tiny Pacific island nation of Niue on Friday, 6 October, announced the creation of a huge marine sanctuary, saying it wanted to stop overfishing and preserve the environment for future generations.

9 Oct 2017

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