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...

Ten Central African countries agree to improve forest monitoring

A new regional initiative will help ten Central African countries to set up advanced national forest monitoring systems, FAO announced today. The ten countries...

$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...

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...

Kenya: Mau Ecosystem Rehabilitation Gains Donor Support and UN Backing

Benefits include: Restoration of Vital Watersheds; Establishment of Payments for Environmental Services; Improving the Livelihoods of Local Communities; Monitoring the Mau's Carbon Storage & Building...

Tropical countries struggle to engage with REDD+

Most tropical developing countries are struggling to monitor and report their greenhouse gas emissions from forest loss, and will need international support to implement the UN REDD+ scheme,...

“No” to forestry in fynbos areas, says invasive species specialists

It may no longer make economic or environmental sense to pursue forestry endeavours using conifers in the Western Cape. If local plantations are to...

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...

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...

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