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  • Olumide Soyombo launches Voltron Capital - a Pan-African seed firm
    Olumide Soyombo, one of Africa's most active early-stage investors in tech startups, has launched Voltron Capital - a Pan-African pre-seed and seed firm. Co-founded alongside Abe Choi, CEO of Simple Dealer, the new firm will deploy capital in up to 30 startups across a range of sectors and marks a major bid to address the severe lack of access to early-stage funding for African tech companies.
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Uganda helps farmers grow trees for money in bid to reverse forest loss

From tree-planting drives to tighter laws on illegal logging, countries worldwide are searching for a silver bullet to stop the loss of forests vital for nature and climate protection...

By Christopher Bendana 9 Jul 2021

Chocolate fix: How the cocoa industry could end deforestation in West Africa

Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana produce almost two-thirds of the world's cocoa, and face high rates of deforestation. But the cocoa industry could make changes to become more sustainable...

By Sophia Carodenuto 8 Jul 2021

Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund

Chanel is backing a new climate adaptation fund that aims to raise $100m by 2025 to invest in projects to promote sustainable agriculture, protect forests and support small-scale farmers in developing countries...

By Michael Taylor 11 Jun 2021

Greening the planet: We can't just plant trees, we have to restore forests

Planting trees can sometimes be a carbon-offset box-ticking exercise, but reforestation is a long-term commitment that supports communities, promotes biodiversity and tackles the climate emergency...

By Tristram Hales, Benoit Goossens and Mike Bruford 21 May 2021

African rainforests slow climate change despite record heat, drought

Africa's tropical forests appear more resilient as carbon sinks than Amazonian rainforests - mopping up planet-warming carbon dioxide even when sizzling El Nino heat halted absorption in other parts of the world, researchers said on Monday...

By Nita Bhalla 18 May 2021

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 Bizcommunity.com 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



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