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SADC promotes climate smart agriculture

climate smart agriculture

Lilongwe – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat has hosted its first ever workshop to train journalists in the region to enhance reporting on climate smart agriculture. [Read more…]

Fund for climate change

climate change

Nairobi – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has created a key fund to tackle the growing vagaries of climate change on the continent. [Read more…]

Land grabs in Ethiopia

Violent land grabs in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley are displacing tribes and preventing them from cultivating their land, leaving thousands of people hungry and ‘waiting to die’. As the world prepares to raise awareness of the issues behind poverty and hunger on October 16 (World Food Day), Ethiopia continues to jeopardize the food security and […]

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Renewable energy programme

Pretoria – The Department of Energy says it is expecting R47 billion to be invested in the country through Window 1 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP). The department introduced the REIPPP in August 2011, with the first bid submission for Window 1 scheduled for 4 November 2011. The outline for the […]

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Bushmen beaten in Reserve

Bushmen beaten, suffocated and buried alive for killing an antelope Paramilitary police have severely beaten two Bushmen, burying one in a shallow grave, after accusing them of hunting without permits in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR). Nkemetse Motsoko and Kebonyeng Kepese were arrested near the community of Gope in the CKGR after killing an […]

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Bushman children arrested

Three Bushman children have been arrested by paramilitary police in Botswana. The arrests are the latest signs of a new government policy to intimidate Bushmen who have returned to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR). The children were jailed last week for being in possession of antelope meat in the CKGR. All have since been […]

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Shower Water and Sustainable Living

Sustainable living is often discussed in length without truly making an impact on the normal day to day person. We live in a world where waste plays a major role without us realising it. Currently we live on an island where water is scarce and in fulfilling our role in what sustainable living means on […]

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Biodiversity contributes to economy

Pretoria – The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, says the benefits derived from biodiversity or ecosystem services are estimated at R73 billion, contributing to 7 percent of South Africa’s GDP per annum. The biodiversity economy, which is part of the national Green Economy, is therefore South Africa’s competitive edge in growing the […]

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Welgevallen Food Garden

Welgevallen Food Garden is an initiative of the University of Stellenbosch Agrisciences Faculty. The project includes substantial compost-making and a large Organic and Biodynamically cultivated food garden. It is primarily a demonstration and training project for students and potential community gardeners. Manager Brian Joffin has more than 30 years experience in Biodynamic crop farming, nursery […]

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Disaster in Lower Omo Valley predicted

Three independent reports have warned that the controversial Gibe III dam, and land grabs for plantations, risk imminent ‘catastrophe’ in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley. Half a million tribal people in Ethiopia and Kenya stand to be overwhelmed by these projects, whose immediate suspension Survival International has demanded. – Lake Turkana and the Lower Omo – […]

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