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3 February 2023
Africa
Zimbabwe

The article tells how the farmers in Chinyika, Gutu District, heavily affected by droughts, came up with a way to improve soil fertility by herding together their cattle. The collective action to address a problem that affects them all stands out in this story.

3 February 2023
Africa
Zimbabwe

From Zimbabwe, Nhau Mangirazi tells the story of how beekeeping revives forest in the Hurungwe district, published by The Standard. Apiculture not only preserves the forest from tobacco farming – the main cause of deforestation in the area – and serves as a bio-fence acting as a buffer zone between humans and wild animals, it also brings an extra source of income to the locals, many of the beneficiaries women. 

3 February 2023
South America
Brazil
Asia
Japan
  • Reforestation using the Miyawaki method seeks to restore nature to its original state with results that can be seen in around six years.
  • Miyawaki works around three concepts: trees should be native, several species should be randomly planted, and the materials for the seedlings and the soil should be organic.
  • The method is suitable for urban areas, which gives it a significant capacity to connect human beings with nature, with benefits for the health and well-being of the population.
  • Different from other reforestation methods that may seek a financial return, like agroforestry, the motivation of the Miyawaki method is purely ecological.
3 February 2023
Asia
Philippines

The PBB 401 rice variety stands out because it has repeatedly shown its resilience to floods, including those induced by extreme weather events.

3 February 2023
Africa
Nigeria

 In his story, Soilless Farming to the Rescue. How to Boost Agriculture Without Hurting Forests, published by the Foundation for Investigative Journalism, Abdullah Tijani tells how Adebowale Onafowora, a Nigerian agricultural entrepreneur, embraced hydroponics as an alternative to traditional farming.

Mirziyoyev and Japarov exchanging warm greetings in Bishkek
27 January 2023
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan complete border delimitation process

25 January 2023
Liberia

In response to allegations of companies polluting rivers, the Liberian government has conducted assessments, sometimes imposed fines, and re-affirmed its commitment to ensuring a clean and safe environment. However, its fines have always been lenient and insufficient to lead multi-million-dollar firms to significantly rethink their practices.

24 January 2023
Tanzania

The government of Tanzania is further escalating the pressure on the Maasai to forcve them out of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area  by seizing their cattle. Once captured, the cattle are auctioned off and exported from the area, unless the owners manage to get it back by paying a ransom to the authorities.

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20 January 2023
Global

The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) seeks an individual consultant or organisation to devise a methodology(s) for mapping land ownership patterns in urban areas, through a process of creating ownership maps for four cities in different regions.

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