Environment articles

Bamboo the next frontier of conservation, health and Nutrition

By Checky Abuje Bamboo is one of the most versatile and sustainable plants grown today. And as the world marks Bamboo day, the message remains “bamboo growing” is the new frontier in environmental conservation and preservation. In Sub Saharan Africa, bamboo growing is taking shape, with Research showing  that Bamboo is the fastest growing plant

Securing jobs and growth from natural resources

Africa’s plant species is a high-growth economic sector capable of creating skilled and unskilled jobs, stimulating technology development, protecting the environment and biodiversity, and generating valuable foreign exchange from exports. According to representatives of more than 40 African meeting in Cape Town, South Africa recently, Africa’s biodiversity is in high demand internationally for their health,

Water holds the key to restore degraded land

 The international community has been urged to set up a global water action agenda as the central theme to achieve land degradation neutrality. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India announced at the ministerial segment of the 14th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification that opened in

Africa bans live elephants exports

The Parties at the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP 18) of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) voted last Sunday 17 August to end the trade in the live African elephant’s exports, a common practice in Zimbabwe and Botswana. For Foundation Franz Weber (FFW), an organization that

18th CITES conference: Africa governments spar over elephants’ future

The fate of African wildlife hangs in balance as the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) begins tomorrow (Saturday) in Geneva.  Government representatives of most of the 183 member parties attending the 18th CoP will take key decisions that might affect

New UN report spotlights trends in Climate Action

By Henry Opondo While countries are stepping up institutional arrangements for planning, funding, implementing, monitoring and evaluating climate action, they however still need to make full use of key opportunities this year to shift gears. According to a report published by UN Climate Change, prepared as UN Climate Change input to the UN Climate Action

Climate Change: African must build resilience

By Habimana Brian Participants at the high-level Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue hosted by the Government of Rwanda in Kigali urged Africa to build resilience to respond to climate change. Africa’s food and agriculture sectors are among the most vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change. Small-holder farmers, small entrepreneurs, and their families, whose livelihoods depend