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...

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...

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...

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 &...

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...

48 African Countries Meet in Nairobi to Explore Climate Change Technologies

Climate experts from Africa will meet next week in Kenya to discuss collaboration and technology transfer. Representatives from government, private sector, finance and research...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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