African agroforestry needs better quality seeds, says study

Poor farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa could benefit from wider distribution of certified tree seeds to boost the quality of agroforestry schemes, a study has...

Tanzania: Fighting Poverty With Butterflies

When one thinks of farming, butterflies are not the first commodity that comes to mind. But in Tanzania, this unlikely crop is cultivated to...

Road to Rio+20 – Fresh Opportunity to Scale-Up Sustainable Development?

2012 will mark some major milestones in the race to realize sustainable development as nations navigate the final laps on the Road to Rio+20. The...

Brazil approves latest Forest Code

After two years of negotiations, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies has approved the country's controversial 'Forest Code'. The legislationregulates land use and allows for the...

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...

KZN communities get help to save environment

Durban - Communities in KwaZulu-Natal are been given the opportunity to raise concerns about climate change as the provincial government embarks on a series...

Push for Investments and Cooperation, African Countries Urged

Abu Dhabi — Africa should use next year's Rio+20 conference to push for investments in renewable energy, a sustainable and green economy, water security...

Frankincense trees under threat in Ethiopia

The production of frankincense may be halved in the next 15 years because of a massive reduction in the number of trees that produce...

Ghana: Forestry Sector Policy Review Underway

Ghana's Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources is currently reviewing one of the sector's major policies the 1994 Forest and Wildlife Policy. The review has...

African Environment Day Renamed to Wangari Maathai Day

The 18th African Union Summit, which recently took place in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, recognized Prof. Maathai as an outstanding personality and created...

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