Researchers hope to make farming profitable without industrial agricultural methods. One possibility is permaculture, where many different fruit and vegetable varieties are grown alongside one another, without pesticides or artificial fertilizers.
A German conservation group has warned that chemicals and river engineering have damaged around 92 percent of the country's freshwater. Germany is among the worst EU performers when it comes to water protection measures.
Three pesticides known to kill bees will continue to be banned following an EU court ruling. But the court did lift restrictions on the use of one pesticide, upholding a complaint from German chemical giant BASF.
Over the years eco@africa has looked into different and creative ways of farming. Here are five ideas that struck a chord and have the possibility to change lives in Africa and across the globe.
Researchers say a new discovery may help to create pesticides that don't kill bees. But critics say we need to move away from a "chemical mindset" altogether.
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