• Rapid Strategic Environmental Assessment of Coffee Sector Reform in Burundi

    Coffee growing is one of the most important productive activities in Burundi. Coffee, mainly of the Arabica variety, is the country’s primary export crop. Coffee accounts for more than 60 percent of all of Burundi’s export earnings, depending on the year. Around 2.3 percent of the country’s total land area is under coffee cultivation, and […]

  • The Green Belt Movement: Holistic sustainability not just environmental activism

    The Green Belt Movement (GBM) is an environmental organization that was founded in 1977 by Nobel laureate Professor Wangari Maathai, as an offshoot of the National Council of Women of Kenya (NCWK). The organization works with communities to particularly conserve the environment, empower women and improve livelihoods. The Green Belt Movement envisions a society driven […]

  • Integrating agroforestry in the Congo Forest

    The Congo Basin rainforest covers nearly 2 million sq. km with nearly two-thirds of the Congo Basin forest cover being in the DRC while Cameroon and Congo claim 10 per cent and 9.61 per cent respectively. The UN estimates that at the beginning of the 21st century some 1.6 billion people around the world, including many […]

  • The Great Green Wall continues to give attention and resources to a neglected region

    Finding solutions for the growing desertification has become a key goal for many concerned partners and governments in Africa. It is estimated that 60 million people from sub-Saharan Africa would have to migrate by 2020 because of the effects of growing desertification. In response to this threat of desertification, an 8-billion-dollar concept was conceptualized.  The […]