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Why Is Local Farming Knowledge Important?

African and European weather and environments are quite different. This means European technology for improving farming might not work in Africa. Locals often have knowledge of their environment that has been passed on through generations. Farmers tend to know about the properties of local plants. Hunters tend to know about

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Cyclones and Climate Change: a Chaotic Connection

Mozambique has experienced two devastating tropical storms within the space of six weeks: Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth. According to the World Meteorological Organisation, there is no record of two storms of such power-hitting Mozambique in the same season. Because of climate change, such storms will be a common sight

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What is sustainability and why is it important

Sustainability means achieving a balance between human processes and natural processes. For example, it means not using up natural resources quicker than they are being replaced. By choosing sustainable processes, we protect the environment and ensure that it will continue to support us in the future. SUSTAINABLE FARMING Farming is

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Giant Bamboo Farms: How they Can Help the Environment

About an hour outside the capital of Malawi, Lilongwe, lies southeastern Africa’s largest  bamboo farm, owned by the company AfriBam and set up in 2014. The bamboo farm was set up with the aim of providing a renewable source of fuelwood for locals. Local Malawians are benefitting from this already.

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Why it’s Time to Save the Rainforests

WHAT IS DEFORESTATION? The tropical rainforests of Sub-Saharan Africa are full of vibrant life, home to some of the world’s rarest animals and plants. The forests also provide food, shelter and fresh water to over 75 million people. However, rainforests like these are particularly at risk of deforestation. This is

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