#WorldFoodDay: Transforming the agricultural sector by unlocking the potential of smallholder farmers
"a step-change in the lives of smallholder farmers, recognising the fundamentally important role that they have currently and will increasingly have in our future food production."
Dr Klaus Eckstein 16 hours ago
Residents angered by persistent water shortages in southern Morocco have taken to the streets in a series of "thirsty protests" that has grabbed the attention of the country's king
Springster, NGO Girl Effect's global mobile-first platform for vulnerable young women, has partnered with Creative Media Works (operating as BBM Messenger) to launch Girl Talk
Ecocean harvests baby fish, nurtures them onshore and then returns them to the sea after a short acclimatisation period in an underwater "bio-hut" or nursery
Ghana is facing calls to update its laws on wildlife crime after fears the country has become a transit route for the illegal trade in pangolin scales
Marking the fifth anniversary of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the European Union co-hosted a high-level event noting that more needs to be done in land tenure governance
Chad is to boost protection for a key haven for endangered wildlife in the south of the country under an agreement with a conservation group
Founded in 2007 by Bruce Kerswill, the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) turns 10 this year
Sindy Peters 11 Oct 2017
African female entrepreneurs have been invited to apply for the Y-HER Accelerator Programme, which offers mentorship and a total of US$50,000 in prize funding
Tom Jackson 11 Oct 2017
Rural areas have vast potential for economic growth in terms of food production and related sectors. Unlocking this often neglected potential is key to achieving the 2030 development agenda
Green Building Council South Africa's (GBCSA) Green Star SA rating system has been rebranded Green Star Africa to support its uptake throughout the continent
12 million hectares of arable land are being lost each year globally, to desertification and drought, when 20 million tonnes of cereals could have been cultivated in this area
Nabil Ben Khatra, Maud Loireau 9 Oct 2017
"Healthy oceans are a vital condition for the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development"
The craze for tourists taking selfies alongside wild animals, then posting on Instagram is fueling cruel treatment of iconic species in the Amazon, activists warn
The 2017 Tusk Conservation Awards winners were revealed in Cape Town on Wednesday evening, 4 October
The renewable energy sector is growing faster than expected, driven largely by a "new era" in solar power and strong expansion in China, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday, 4 October
The conservation of Seychelles' marine resources and seafood value chains will benefit from a $20m package approved by the World Bank
Last year about 11% of the total human population (approximately 850 million people on the planet) suffered from daily hunger
Evan Fraser 4 Oct 2017
As part of its sustainability strategy, Emira Property Fund has installed a R16m solar farm on the roof of its Randridge Mall in Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg
FNB @Parkside in Namibia is the first five-star Green Star rated building in Namibia and Africa, outside South Africa, after being awarded its As Built rating by the Green Building Council
The tiny Pacific island nation of Niue on Friday, 6 October, announced the creation of a huge marine sanctuary, saying it wanted to stop overfishing and preserve the environment for future generations.
As balconies bristle with tree branches and sunshine dapples the leaves of thousands of plants, two apartment buildings in the heart of Milan have almost disappeared under lush forest.