Zimbabwe, once the breadbasket of southern Africa, is largely dependent on food assistance due to drought caused by El Nino weather. Scientists have a solution: drought-resistant maize seed varieties.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how reusable sanitary pads are helping Nigerian schoolgirls stay in school, we sit on burning tires in Niger and visit the guardian of Tsavo National Park in Kenya.
Scientists in Zimbabwe have developed drought tolerant crops to combat food insecurity in drought-stricken Africa. The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) says the new seed varieties could play a major role in safeguarding food security in Zimbabwe and across Africa.
Extreme droughts and floods threaten global food security. Scientists gene editing crops say they have the answer. But enviornmentalists are wary.
African masks have a history almost as long as the continent to which they belong, but an artist in Ghana has given them a whole new twist by making them out of waste. Meet the inimitable Ed Franklin Gavua.
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Meet a man who's doing his bit for the environment by digging holes in urban India. It might sound unlikely, but it's helping to prevent both flooding and drought. Welcome to the world of the recharge well.
On this week's eco@africa, we meet a true hero of environmental activism, discover underwater gardens in Kenya and visit Rwanda a decade after its plastic ban.
Solomon Sodeinde, who recently picked up a DW blogging award for a photo series on oil pollution in the Niger Delta, writes about environmental issues in Nigeria. Here he shares his favorite African environment blogs.
On this week's eco@africa, we meet an entrepreneur turning cooking oil into soap, find out about a contentious green energy project in Uganda and a firm making life easier for African farmers with a solar-powered fridge.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
DW wants to tell your story! As part of a special focus on extreme weather, DW's environment desk is asking our readers to send us your stories.
Svenja Schulze is a surprise choice as Germany's new environment minister. She is not known as an environment expert and has governed only at federal state level. Trouble ahead?
Many Ugandans have no access to electricity and rely on wood for cooking, which has led to rapid deforestation. Two enterprising schools have found sustainable solutions that they hope will inspire others.
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