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Welcome to eco@africa

On this week's eco@africa, we see how reusable sanitary pads are helping Nigerian schoolgirls stay in school, we sit on burning tires in Niger and visit the guardian of Tsavo National Park in Kenya.

This week on eco@africa we travel across Africa and Europe to bring you the latest and most innovative ideas to help make our planet a greener place.

We start off in Zimbabwe where farmers are adapting to climate change with new maize varieties. The country which was once the breadbasket of southern Africa, is now largely dependent on food assistance due to drought. Scientists have found a solution with new drought-resistant maize seed varieties.

After that we see how an activist in Niger is creating jobs for locals by making seat cushions out of used tires instead of burning them.

From there we head over to Tsavo West National Park in Kenya where a local conservationist started a "Go Fund Me" online call to raise money to bring water directly to the animals to keep them from leaving the semi-arid park.

Then we head to the Agropolitan City, a project which could be the future of the semi-urban environment while at the same time enhancing the lives of millions of poor families.

Finally, we visit Olivia Onyemaobi who has founded the company Pad-Up Creations, which produces washable, reusable sanitary pads. These simple products help the environment — and keep girls in school.

Check out the show and let us know what you think at eco@africa.com.