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Welcome to eco@africa

On this week's eco@africa, we talk to Malian farmers fighting back the desert, ask why one 11-year-old wants us to use less and see how eco sanitary towels are helping women and the planet. Join us for these and more!

This week’s eco@africa travels across Africa and Europe to bring you innovative ideas for a greener world.

First, we travel to Burkina Faso, where dry spells have worsened soil erosion and hit harvest yields in recent years. But farmers and local groups are pushing back by learning new cultivation methods to adapt to the changing climate.

Next, we visit Germany and meet an 11-year-old who’s already a climate activist: she’s organized clothes swaps at her school to encourage people to consume less.

Then we go to sub-Saharan Africa, where one in ten girls skips school during their menstrual cycle, often because they don’t have enough to buy sanitary towels. But a group of entrepreneurs is trying to change this by offering cheap eco-friendly pads.

After that, we turn to Egypt, where engineering students are doing their bit for the environment by building a machine that recycles rubber tires by turning them into an alternative fuel.

We then visit a Cameroonian volunteer in Germany, where she has been learning about organic milk farming, and wants to bring her knowledge back to her home country to empower local farmers.

Finally, we end our show in Cape Verde, where sea turtles are endangered, but where an organization has been rescuing them by moving their coveted eggs to safety and raising awareness.

Check out the show and let us know what you think at ecoafrica@dw.com.

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