Alfred Lahai Gbabai Brownell, the Liberian environmental activist and lawyer who protected half-a-million acres of tropical forest on the traditional lands of local communities from destruction for palm oil production, has won the 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize for his work.
For Earth Day 2019, the theme “Protect Our Species” aims to draw attention to the rapid extinction of species on our planet today. This phenomenon is directly linked to human activities. The Earth Day Network believes that we are now losing species at 1 000 to 10 000 times the normal rate.
Technology will be the key to unlock the opportunities that agriculture offers our continent, especially given the challenges posed by the changing climate, says Dr Richard Munang.
Ivorian chocolate maker Dana Mroueh is making organic, eco-friendly chocolate in an industry that poses a threat to the environment because it spurs the particularly aggressive deforestation in Ivory Coast. Less than 4% of the country’s forest land remains – and what is left may be completely felled by 2030.
Increasingly, African cities are being covered in litter, dumpsites and mounds and mounds of garbage, the majority of which is plastic. Given the environment’s turn for the worse, it is time for us to analyse our personal contribution to waste management.
EBAgroPamoja App is Africa’s first ever wealth creation tool developed by youth through Innovative Volunteerism. EBAgroPamoja is an enterprise that connects people to agro-industrialization solutions to maximize productivity, working to reduce post harvest losses.
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If the marketing industry is capable of making a paradigm shift, there is great and potentially lucrative potential to unlock in the clean-energy and agro-processing sectors, says Dr Richard Munang.
The Environmental Justice Atlas highlights the most pertinent findings of environmental conflicts facing the world today.