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    FAO, partners' high-tech response to help win fight against desert locust swarms

    In the past year, waves of the desert locusts have swept across East Africa, Yemen and southwest Asia in massive swarms which have contained up to 80 million in a single square kilometre...

    11 May 2021

    'Sacred forests' in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthy

    A stable ecosystem of organic matter is the key to improving agricultural yields in the surrounding farmland and fighting climate change...

    By Michele Francis 9 Apr 2021

    FAO, AFD project to boost sustainable wildlife management, food security in southern Africa

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the French Development Agency has launched a new 3.5 million Euro project to improve sustainable wildlife management and food security in the world's largest terrestrial transfrontier conservation area...

    9 Feb 2021

    New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

    Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programmes and funding.

    By Trevor Gareth Jones 15 Jan 2021

    Demand for meat is driving deforestation in Brazil - changing the soy industry could stop it

    Deforestation in Brazil recently reached a 12-year high, prompting France to cut soybean imports from the country...

    By Angela Guerrero and Malika Virah-Sawmy 4 Jan 2021

    Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

    Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

    Issued by 26 Oct 2020

    Global forest sector: Providing solutions for pandemic recovery

    In its statement released in Rome, Italy today, the Advisory Committee of Sustainable Forest-based Industries referenced the essential role that forestry and forest products have played during the pandemic - and how they can help drive much-needed economic recovery...

    9 Oct 2020

    Key insights into land degradation from seven African countries

    Regreening Africa works directly with 500,000 households to restore one million hectares of agricultural land...

    By Karl Hughes 5 Oct 2020

    How our food choices cut into forests and put us closer to viruses

    Forests provide an essential buffer between people and wildlife - and the viruses they carry. Global agriculture is destroying forests, harming biodiversity and may be putting human life at risk...

    24 Aug 2020

    Are young trees or old forests more important for slowing climate change?

    The age of a forest can influence how effectively it offsets our emissions...

    By Tom Pugh 31 Jul 2020

    Destroying Nigeria's riverside forests is bad for the freshwater ecosystem

    Population growth and attendant human activities are destroying a freshwater ecosystem...

    By Emmanuel O. Akindele 11 Mar 2020

    Revolutionise food production system or face mass deforestation, scientists warn

    Indigenous and local communities face threats from biodiversity loss...

    By Julie Mollins 20 Feb 2020

    Management of intact forestlands by indigenous peoples key to protecting climate

    Rights recognition crucial to fend off global warming and catastrophic climate change...

    By Julie Mollins 24 Jan 2020

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