Kenyan innovation takes plastic bags out of forestry

By: SciDev.Net - Verenardo Meeme Plastic bags are known for their environmental impact. They slowly release toxic chemicals once in the soil, for instance, and...

Merck Donates $300,000 to Support Neglected Tropical Disease Elimination Efforts in Africa

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today a $300,000 cash donation to support non-governmental organization (NGO) partners working to...

$100,000 One Africa Award Prize Goes to Indigenous Forest Advocacy Group in Uganda

Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment is the 2015 ONE Africa Award Winner. The Kampala based forest advocacy group, Support for Women in Environment...

AUC Chairperson to address XIV World Forestry Congress

The African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, will deliver a speech at the opening of the XIV World Forestry Congress that...

Burkina Faso receives $11.5 million to increase forest carbon sequestration and reduce rural poverty

With African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) support, Burkina Faso has received an $11.5 million grant from the Climate Investment Funds’ (CIF) Forest Investment Program...

TEDx Nairobi Event

Showcasing why investing in natural capital is critical to the future we want WHAT: TEDx Nairobi 2013 WHEN: Wednesday, 30 October 2013 The event will run from...

Carbon projects for smallholder farmers can ‘reduce poverty’

Projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on small-scale farms can help African farmers access carbon markets and reduce poverty, and should be scaled-up, according...

AfDB Commits US $57.66 Million Towards Food Security Program in Horn of Africa

Four million pastoralists to benefit in the first five years The African Development Bank (http://www.afdb.org) today signed a US $57.66-million loan agreement for the multinational...

Kenya: Experts rally for agroforestry, commercial tree farming

In 2010 and 2009, Kenya lost a whopping 5.8 billion Kenya shillings (US$68 million) and 6.6 billion shillings ($77 million), respectively, to deforestation, a new...

The 5th Forest Science Symposium

The recent 5th Forest Science Symposium co-hosted by the Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR) and the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry &...

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