Thursday 03 May 2012
Nominate a protected area champion today!IUCN | 03 May 2012
Achieving success in protected areas takes stamina, dedication, hard work, knowledge, passion and a commitment that often goes beyond a mere 9 to 5 work day. The Fred Packard Award acknowledges those who have dedicated their full energies to protected areas, who go above and beyond the simple call...
Can an African green revolution help feed the world?| ReutersReuters | 03 May 2012
SABA SABA, Kenya, May 2 (AlertNet) - Her bare feet coated with mud, Sabena Gitau trudged down the rain-sodden hillside to her banana plantation, machete in hand.She chose and cut several giant bunches of bananas, which she strapped to a motorbike to be taken to nearby Saba Saba town, 77 km (48 miles) north of Nairobi, to be weighed, graded and sold.
Cashew Producers' Pain Is Intermediaries' Gain in Senegalips.org | 03 May 2012
By Koffigan E. AdigbliZIGUINCHOR, Senegal, May 3 (IPS) – Cashew nut growers in the southern Senegalese region of Casamance are complaining bitterly that intermediaries are cutting them out of a fair share of the profits.The Casamance region produced 40 million dollars worth of cashews in...
4th Africa Water Week, 14-18 May 2012, Cairo, Egyptwashafrica.wordpress.com | 03 May 2012
Marking the 10th anniversary of the formation of the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW), the 4th Africa Water Week will celebrate AMCOW’s achievements and reflect on opportunities for achieving water security and adequate sanitation in Africa. Over 1,000 participants are...
Seychelles Fourth Country to Ratify ABS Protocolbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 03 May 2012
On 20 April 2012, Seychelles became the fourth country to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
UNCCD Invites Youth to Send Submissions on Their Views on Landbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 03 May 2012
The UNCCD Secretariat is inviting submissions in the form of short video clips, pictures of field activities, and short articles. The best contributions from each region will be compiled and broadcast during the World Day to Combat Desertification, which will take place on 17 June, on the sidelines of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).
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