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Zanzibar's renewable energy plan to address climate change

While concerns about climate change are being actively addressed through different ways including pushing for enforcement of conventions and international protocols...

By Issa Yussuf 6 Jul 2018

Hybrid embryos raise hope of resurrecting northern white rhino - but what's the point?

Scientists have for the first time created hybrid embryos with DNA from the nearly-extinct northern white rhinoceros...

By Jason Gilchrist 5 Jul 2018

Dana Omran named 100 Resilient Cities MD for Africa

Dana Omran has been appointed managing director for Africa at 100 Resilient Cities (100RC)...

28 Jun 2018

Nigeria, 29 others to be insured for drought, food, cyclone

The insurance of the countries will, according to African Risk Capacity, translate to $1.bn in coverage for some 150 million people...

By Favour Nnabugwu 25 Jun 2018

EU Council emphasises FAO's role in sustainable food, agricultural practices

"We welcome the Council of the European Union's reaffirmation of its strong support for FAO and are eager to further our work in the areas emphasised. Our food systems must be made sustainable or, eventually, they won't feed the world."

19 Jun 2018

Baobab trees have more than 300 uses but they're dying in Africa

Baobab trees keep soil conditions humid, favour nutrient recycling and avoid soil erosion. They also act as an important source of food, water and shelter for a wide range of animals...

By Aida Cuní Sanchez 15 Jun 2018

FAO utilises GCF Readiness Programme to help developing countries address climate change

"We are working with countries to ready them to take climate action in the near future. This includes enabling the poorest families to produce food while adopting low-emission systems and building their climate resilience."

12 Jun 2018

Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment

"Retailers have been given to January 2019 to use their existing stock of plastic straws. We are going to start an intensive education programme as we also need to present importers with alternatives rather than just stating that we are imposing a ban."

11 Jun 2018

Tourvest CSR initiative empowers women in Africa

Tourvest has partnered with a crafting consortium comprising 18 local women with the aim to support and develop local entrepreneurs by providing its lodges with lunch boxes weaved from dried banana skins to reduce its impact on the environment...

11 Jun 2018

Why climate-smart agriculture is crucial to Africa

Agriculture is a risky business in Africa due to dangers such as uncertain weather and poor rural infrastructure, but a new detailed guide on the status of and opportunities for climate-smart agriculture (CSA) could offer farmers the much-needed break.

By Eldon Opiyo 11 Jun 2018

Peace Parks Foundation agreement to develop ecotourism in Mozambique

In terms of the partnership, Peace Parks Foundation will provide technical and financial support for conservation and tourism development activities, which will entail merging Maputo Special Reserve and Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve into one management structure.

11 Jun 2018

Zimbabwe youths champion organic fertiliser in new social venture

Agrimatters is betting that Greenfert, an organic fertiliser made from animal and plant residues, could hold the key to improving crop yields and reducing the incidence of nitrate poisoning among the children of smallholder farmers...

By Pius Sawa 5 Jun 2018

Greenpeace Africa launches platform for citizen-run petitions

On World Environment Day, 5 June, Greenpeace Africa is launching Vuma.Earth - an online campaign platform for citizens to run environmental petitions...

5 Jun 2018

How Hilton will reach its 2030 social and environmental goals

On top of removing plastic straws from its 650 managed properties by the end of 2018, Hilton revealed it will double its social impact investments and cut its global environmental impact in half by 2030...

24 May 2018

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