Francisco could have gotten a well-paying job in the city. But the the young Portuguese academic decided to use his agricultural expertise to rejuvenate a local town suffering from economic decay.
A year ago, DW interviewed a group of Portuguese trainees who were taking part in a program aimed at unemployed youths from southern Europe. Now the team is back to find out how they’ve been faring.
Agricultural expansion in Brazil is threatening forests of babassu, a palm tree that provides sustainable livelihood to nearly half a million "coconut breakers." A mapping initiative could help protect the tradition.
US big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara has a new board made entirely of cork. German carmaker Mercedes Benz and a Portuguese cork producer have collaborated on the custom surfboard.