Patricie Nyirabahinzi earns income from growing plants for traditional medicine, but the government doesn't include these seedlings in its restoration programs—a situation emblematic of opportunities for the restoration movement to recenter itself around farmers' needs.
In a study of corporate land deals with rural communities in Tanzania and Mozambique, women consistently received less in return for their land, and had a harder time once they were relocated—despite national commitments to gender equality.
Drought is fueling water shortages and food insecurity in Karangazi, Rwanda. Jean Baptise Mutabaruka knows that planting trees would help his community, but he's struggled to find funding.
Forested nations like Gabon are just starting to develop commodities like palm oil. But as more companies commit to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains, will Gabon get left behind?
L'Afrique centrale représente incontestablement un site de conservation par excellence. La forêt tropicale intacte de la région, la deuxième au monde, contient parmi les paysages et les faunes les plus spectaculaires de la planète : des forêts brumeuses, des rivières mugissantes, des troupeaux d'éléphants et les trois quarts des espèces de grands singes de la Terre. La région a également...
In conservation, success often depends on the basics. It can be as simple as making sure that park rangers have fuel for vehicles—or as difficult as navigating an entrenched culture of corruption. And long-term investment is crucial.
As Africa rounds the corner towards a modern economy, it can use these lessons in green growth to leapfrog to resource efficiency.
Tundu Lissu, a leading opposition member of the Tanzanian parliament and a former colleague who worked on community land rights, was injured in what may have been political violence. Peter Veit, who has known Lissu for decades, writes about his friend and the risks he ran by making a difference.
Ethiopia, the fastest growing global economy, aims to increase prosperity for its citizens. Climate change, conflicting water demands and watershed degradation could stand in its way. Sustainable water management will be essential to maintaining Ethiopia's progress.
Mini-grids are electrical generation and distribution systems of less than 10 megawatts (MW) that serve customers through local distribution networks.