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The role of NGOs in Africa: are they a force for good?

Non-governmental organisations have become key actors in responding to poverty and related suffering...

By Sally Matthews 1 day ago

Powering Africa through blockchain crowdfunding

Africa is on the cusp of an energy revolution. We are seeing exceptional and pioneering solutions to how we generate, use, and pay for energy...

By Abraham Cambridge 2 days ago

Uganda's second Slow Food Earth Market launched in Manafwa

The objectives of the Manafwa Earth Market is preserving traditional and local products and bringing together small-scale food producers and consumers...

13 Apr 2017

Indian Ocean Dipole: The obscure climate phenomenon driving drought

An obscure climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean is contributing to an East Africa drought that is threatening the lives of millions of people, as famine looms...

By Jared Ferrie 24 Feb 2017

Global future food security in jeopardy warns FAO report

Intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and climate change has put mankind's ability to feed itself in jeopardy a new report by FAO warns...

22 Feb 2017

Rwanda to export fortified foods

Rwanda will start exporting fortified foods, next month, thanks to a new modern factory launched last week Thursday...

By Peterson Tumwebaze 7 Feb 2017

#WSF2017: Six key investment areas for Africa to achieve the SDGs - Jeffrey Sachs

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, addressed attendees at the sixth World Sustainability Forum, recently held in Cape Town, providing six key investment areas that he believes need to be a priority for Africa in order for the continent to meet the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

By Sindy Peters 30 Jan 2017

Horn of Africa faces acute food shortage

Drought conditions in the Horn of Africa have intensified since the failure of the October-December rains. FAO estimates that over 17 million people are currently in crisis...

30 Jan 2017

Eating insects has long made sense in Africa. The world must catch up

Eating insects is as old as mankind. Globally, two billion people consume insects, a practise known as entomophagy. It is more common in Africa than anywhere else...

By Saliou Niassy, Sunday Ekesi 24 Jan 2017

Agriculture and water scarcity - it's time to act

Farming accounts for around 70 percent of freshwater withdrawals in the world today and also contributes to water pollution due to pesticides and chemicals...

23 Jan 2017

Africa needs to manage food, water and energy in a way that connects all three

There is an increasing global demand for food, water and energy. All three are inter-linked, a fact that has increasingly become the focus of attention for policy makers and governments...

By Agathe Maupin and Mercy Mwanikah Ojoyi 23 Jan 2017

Firms push envelope with bright ideas to deliver energy to Africa

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a specialised unit at the UCT Graduate School of Business, said in 2015 that in terms of current trends, it would take until 2080 for every African to have access to electricity...

By Tsakane Ngoepe and Tine Henriksen 11 Jan 2017

Three keystones in reaching Africa's energy goals

Overcoming energy poverty is still one of the greatest challenges facing Africa...

By Fola Esan 6 Dec 2016

Africa-funded project to help small-island nations adapt to climate change

FAO will support six African island nations in their efforts to make agriculture more resilient to climate shocks and boost economic development. The $1.5 million project will focus on a variety of...

21 Nov 2016

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International

How to take part in World Design Day in SA

World Design Day is all about exploring and enhancing natural creativity and planting small seeds on change in collectively designing a more human-friendly and inclusive society for all.

By Leigh Andrews 13 hours ago

New FAO satellite tool helps African farmers optimise water productivity

With FAO's new tool, the WaPOR open-access database going live, measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries, is going high-tech. The new tool taps into satellite data to help farmers achieve reliable agricultural yields and allows for the optimisation of irrigation systems.

3 days ago

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

NEW YORK, US - Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017.

20 Apr 2017

Good Report 2016 Best Campaign promoting good causes goes to Nivea Doll

The Good Report, a collaboration between ACT Responsible and The Gunn Report, identifies the campaigns, agencies, networks and advertisers that use creative campaigns to promote sustainability and social responsibility.

18 Apr 2017

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