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    Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers

    Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets...

    29 Apr 2021

    The Village Market Africa triumphs in Food Lover's Seeds of Change initiative

    The Village Market Africa is the winner of Food Lover's Market's Seeds of Change Supplier Development Partnership, launched to create an opportunity for social enterprises to join the retailer's supplier network...

    28 Apr 2021

    Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030

    Heineken has stated a new ambition to decarbonise its production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040...

    15 Apr 2021

    Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures

    Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

    By John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

    Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study

    According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

    12 Mar 2021

    Kenya dairy farmers double income, milk yields with climate-smart fodder grasses

    Researchers have been working with farmers to test ten new varieties of grasses that are higher in protein, lower in fiber and mature faster. They boost both the quality and quantity of milk...

    10 Mar 2021

    A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% - here's why scientists are worried

    EU-banned pesticides could not only threaten wild bees where they eat, but where they sleep too...

    By Philip Donkersley 3 Mar 2021

    Farmers fight back: Making animal feed from a locust plague

    Kenya is battling some of the worst locust plagues in decades, but startup The Bug Picture hopes to transform the pests into profits...

    By Baz Ratner 23 Feb 2021

    Ivory Coast lost 47,000ha of forest to cocoa production in 2020 - environmental group

    Ivory Coast lost 47,000 hectares (116,000 acres) of forest in its cocoa-growing regions in 2020, an environmental group said on Thursday...

    By Ange Aboa 19 Feb 2021

    New targets to protect biodiversity must include farmers and agriculture

    Evidence shows that farms that share landscapes with wild nature, such as remnant forests and trees, benefit from the ecosystem services provided...

    By Anja Gassner, Philip Dobie and Terry Sunderland 4 Feb 2021

    PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040

    PepsiCo plans to more than double its science-based climate goal, targeting a reduction of absolute greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by more than 40% by 2030...

    18 Jan 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

    #BizTrends2021: Recovery starts now - looking back at 2020 and ahead to a more resilient region

    In recent years, Africa has recorded the fastest growth globally in the number of hungry people and will have the highest total number of hungry people in the next decade if we cannot reverse current trends...

    By Patrice Talla 6 Jan 2021

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