South Africa has culled half a million chickens to contain an outbreak of bird flu. The situation appears under control but farmers remain on high alert.
On this week's eco@africa, we check out a snake farm in Kenya, an app cutting food waste in Zimbabwe and meet an entrepreneur in Ghana who is turning organic waste into biogas. All this and much more!
The H5N8 virus currently has a "strong tendency to spread," agricultural experts have warned. The pathogen has been detected in 10 German states, as well as in Denmark and Switzerland.
Scientists are flying into new research territory, hoping to transform chicken feathers into a variety of lightweight products — and possibly reduce plastic pollution in the world's oceans.
Authorities in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein are planning to kill 8,800 geese on two farms after some were found infected with avian flu. Cases have recently been registered throughout the country.
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