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Welcome to eco@africa

We're in Ethiopia to find out how a dam project is affecting the ecosystem around the Omo River. Plus: creative recycling in Nigerian schools and the fight to save Africa's tallest tree.

Join us on eco@africa this week for a smorgasbord of green delights. We kick off in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, where researchers are looking at whether we should swap chicken for crickets to feed the world in the future. 

Then we head to Korup National Park to find out how conservationists are trying to balance the protection of wildlife with the needs of the communities living there. After that we take a look at the drought plaguing Cape Town and the efforts under way to conserve water. 

In Italy, we join one man and his dog on the hunt for valuable truffles in Italy. The smelly fungus is so sought after for cooking, a so-called truffle war has broken out with collectors poisoning each other's hounds. 

Then we look at straws. Those plastic tubes we use once and toss away only to have them litter our streets and fill our rubbish dumps. Well, a group of women in Uganda are trying to do something about that. They're turning straws into bags and bracelets. 

And finally we visit with German manufacturer Vaude, which wants to cut toxic chemicals from its production chain in the next three years. Check out the show and let us know what you think at ecoafrica@dw.com. 

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