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  • Integrating agroforestry in the Congo Forest

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    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 […]




  • Water catchment areas in Kenya threatened by encroachment

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    Kenya is experiencing a water crisis. Certain important water catchment areas are at risk of depletion and this directly impacts the lives of 30 million of the over 50 million (2018) Kenyans in the country. The Mau forest is a good example of this, located at the head of the water tower and directly feeds […]




  • Sea-level rise a threat to coastal zones of West Africa as erosion and salinization reduce arable land

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    The West African coastal zone is subject to erosion and the resulting inland movement is reducing the already limited arable land. This sea-level rise along the coastal zone is bound to have a series of negative ramifications. In West Africa, coastal zones are core contributors to the GDP vis-à-vis tourism, fishing, and other economic activities. […]




  • Agriculture technology for profitable, efficient and environmental friendly farming in Africa

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    Agriculture in Africa is the backbone of the economic system that supports food security, nutrition security, sustainable development & poverty alleviation. This sector is one of the most viable sources of livelihood capable of sustaining economic growth in the continent, it engages 65 per cent of the continent’s labor force, therefore, agricultural output in Sub-Saharan […]




  • Lake Chad shrinkage partly demonstrates the impact of overuse of water resources

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    Why is Lake Chad shrinking? This is the question scientists around the globe have been asking. The lake is particularly important, it serves as the only water source for Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria making it an irreplaceable economic resource. The lake, which was once 25,000 square kilometers is now approximately 1,350 sq.km, that’s about […]




  • Land reforms in Zimbabwe opened up 17.3 million acres of lands to indigenous people

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    Since independence,  land ownership has been an emotive issue and a constant source of political conflicts between the indigenous people and white settlers in Zimbabwe. Land ownership was at the center stage of the conflict because over  50%  of the fertile prime land was owned by the white settlers leaving  Zimbabweans, who are the majority, […]




  • Soil productivity decline in Africa draws attention to the role of agricultural extension services

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    Agricultural extension plays a significant role in the development of agriculture in developing regions of the world since it provides a channel through which challenges facing farmers can be researched upon and modifications made to policies upon recommendation. Agricultural extension is described as the application of scientific methods such as research and knowledge to agricultural […]




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

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    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 […]




  • Mozambique joins list of African countries with field tests for genetically modified crops

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    Genetically modified crops are quickly being acknowledged in Africa as evidenced by Mozambique’s initiative to set up field tests. Mozambique’s actions are a reflection of an accelerated adoption of biotechnology in Africa. This year’s world food day theme focused on investments in food security. Indubitably, this was an appropriate theme as the African continent is […]




  • The status of land degradation and development in Africa

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    Land degradation has become one of the world’s major problems facing policymakers, governments, and other stakeholders. This issue adds to the innumerable challenges facing human survival as a result of climate change: Land degradation has threatened food security, availability of fresh water, loss of biodiversity and siltation in water bodies.  According to a 2013  scientific […]




  • Kenya is the latest country to effect plastic ban to ease solid waste management

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    The year 2017 will always be remembered as the year that Kenya banned the manufacturing, importation, and usage of plastic bags. Banning of plastic bags in Kenya has been one of the most contentious environmental debates in the recent past. Opponents of the plastic ban have always argued that the plastic sector fosters economic growth […]




  • The Kyoto protocol and its projected impact on farming

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    Farmers may be among the worst affected group by adverse climate change conditions but at the same time, agriculture contributes up to  25 per cent of the total greenhouse gas emission through deforestation, agrochemicals manufacturing and emission from soils. The Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted at the third […]




  • Global Agriculture Leadership Awards presented during the 10th Agriculture Leadership Summit

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    Each year, the Indian Council for food and agriculture (ICFA) organizes an agriculture awards summit in India. In September 2017, the organization hosted the 10th agricultural leadership summit at the Taj Mahal. Since its inception, the global agriculture leadership awards bring together key stakeholders to deliberate on the constraints and opportunities in the food and […]




  • 2018 Africa Environment and Wangari Maathai Day Celebrations in Niger

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    As TerrAfrica and its partners celebrated the African Environment and Wangari Maathai Day in Niamey, Niger, on March 4, 2018 we are cognizant to the fact that Environmental management in Africa continues to be challenged by numerous constraints including population growth, economic and industrial development needs. The levels of environmental pollution and degradation are on the […]




  • The 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP 23) held in Bonn, Germany

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    The 23rd Conference of Parties (COP) was held in Bonn, Germany. The annual conference provides a platform for negotiations pertaining to climate change. The 2017 conference was important as it was the second to be held after America announced its intention of leave from the Paris accord. As is the norm, COP 23 was quite heated […]




  • The first world aquaculture conference held in Cape Town, South Africa

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    In June 2017, Africa hosted the world aquaculture conference for the first time in forty-eight years since its inception. This notwithstanding, aquaculture has been gaining momentum in Africa as a strategy of attaining food security and alleviating poverty. Hosting of the aquaculture conference in Cape Town, South Africa was timely as Africa has been plagued […]




  • The 8th Africa day for food and nutrition security commemorated in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

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    On November 18th, 2017 African Union member states commemorated the Africa day for food and nutrition security (ADFNS) in Abidjan. One of the key issues that have plagued the African continent and more so in the current decade is famine. As a result, millions of Africans have been subjected to prolonged hunger and acute malnutrition. […]




  • The 4th global science conference on climate-smart agriculture held in Johannesburg, South Africa

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    For the first time, Africa hosted the 4th global science conference on climate-smart agriculture. The conference was held between 28 November 2017 to 30 November 2017. Incepted four years ago, this annual scientific conference was formed with a goal of adapting to the man-made effects of climate change using smart agriculture. Climate-smart agriculture ultimately aims at attaining food […]