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FAO, partners' high-tech response to help win fight against desert locust swarms

In the past year, waves of the desert locusts have swept across East Africa, Yemen and southwest Asia in massive swarms which have contained up to 80 million in a single square kilometre...

3 days ago

ICFPA releases global Sustainability Progress Report

The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) has released its biennial Sustainability Progress Report...

5 May 2021

'Sacred forests' in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthy

A stable ecosystem of organic matter is the key to improving agricultural yields in the surrounding farmland and fighting climate change...

By Michele Francis 9 Apr 2021

Three SA researchers shortlisted in international forestry research award

Three South African researchers have made it to the global shortlist of the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Awards. They were selected from 14 candidates in the South African round...

11 Mar 2021

FAO, AFD project to boost sustainable wildlife management, food security in southern Africa

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the French Development Agency has launched a new 3.5 million Euro project to improve sustainable wildlife management and food security in the world's largest terrestrial transfrontier conservation area...

9 Feb 2021

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programmes and funding.

By Trevor Gareth Jones 15 Jan 2021

Demand for meat is driving deforestation in Brazil - changing the soy industry could stop it

Deforestation in Brazil recently reached a 12-year high, prompting France to cut soybean imports from the country...

By Angela Guerrero and Malika Virah-Sawmy 4 Jan 2021

Food and clean water start with soil biodiversity: Learning more about it is urgent

Healthy soils are vital for food, biodiversity, and a healthy planet, but this below-ground world is often overlooked. The launch of the State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity Report highlights this...

By Charlene Janion-Scheepers 10 Dec 2020

The wooden economy and the world's ultimate renewable

As a sustainably farmed resource that stores carbon, wood is increasingly being used not only in the built environment for houses and high-rises but also for its cellulose, lignin and sugars...

3 Dec 2020

Eco-friendly charcoal production to boost SA's water security

The global outcry against the use of braai charcoal produced from rainforest trees, which leads to devastating forest degradation primarily in South American and African countries, is boosting the demand and production of eco-friendly charcoal...

20 Nov 2020

Bill promoting transformation in environmental sector before parliament

The National Council of Provinces is considering the National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill, which promotes transformation in the environmental sector...

17 Nov 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

Global forest sector: Providing solutions for pandemic recovery

In its statement released in Rome, Italy today, the Advisory Committee of Sustainable Forest-based Industries referenced the essential role that forestry and forest products have played during the pandemic - and how they can help drive much-needed economic recovery...

9 Oct 2020

Nedbank, Boland Trees for Bees to safeguard honeybees

In a bid to alleviate the impact of climate change, major biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse, Nedbank Agriculture Western Cape has committed to planting 100 trees annually in line with the objectives of the Boland Trees for Bees Pledge Fund...

7 Oct 2020




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