The production of cocoa can be beneficial for everyone in Sierra Leone. Cocoa plants provide shade and enrich the soil. They can also provide a regular income for locals and be exported sustainably.
During the Easter season people around the world will celebrate by consuming millions of chocolate bunnies and eggs. But where does all this chocolate come from? Hint: It's not really the Easter Bunny.
Sustainable cacao production in Sierra Leone, monitoring Kenya’s fish stocks and an eco-friendly soccer club. Watch these and many other exciting environmental stories from Africa and Europe.
In Sierra Leone, where communities are recovering from years of hard times, chocolate could just be an essential ingredient in the recipe for a sustainable future. And it could even save local wildlife.
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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