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Celebrating Ecologically Farmed Food in Nairobi

Blog entry by Taahir Chagan | April 20, 2015

On the 25 th of April we will celebrate ecologically farmed food in all its splendour by hosting a fun food fair in the heart of Nairobi at Central Park. We will have an authentic Kenyan Cook-off contest , where the budding chefs...

Tales from Rainbow Warrior the third - part 5

Blog entry by Samkelo Ndongeni | April 10, 2015

01 March 2015 Since I was doing the gangway watch I slept during the morning. I woke up at 10h: 00am to go to Mongrove nature reserve at Umngeni municipality. I was amazed to find out that the nature reserve was once a military...

Tales from Rainbow Warrior the third - part 4

Blog entry by ltsotets | April 10, 2015

27 February 2015 Today I cleaned the alley ways and stairways. We set up the sails at the helideck and at the bow. We then had a press conference by the conference room. We set up tables and chairs at the helideck for the major...

Tales from Rainbow Warrior the third - part 2

Blog entry by Samkelo Ndongeni | April 10, 2015

20 February 2015 We arrived in P.E at 09h: 00am and we received a warm welcome from local boats and divers. The port pilot boarded our ship at 10h: 00am and we were ready to dock. I assisted Juano and Catarina at the bow with the...

Tales from Rainbow Warrior the third

Blog entry by Samkelo Ndongeni | April 10, 2015

Cape Town to Durban 16 February 2015 I boarded the vessel at Waterfront Quay no.7 at 10h: 30am. Captain Mike introduced me to the crew and the guests. Chief Fernando familiarized me around the ship to get a general idea of...

Cameroon: An example of the work needed to combat illegal logging

Blog entry by Eric Ini | March 20, 2015

Policy wonks, experts, campaigners and other stakeholders  met in Brussels this week  to discuss progress under the European Union's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action plan. Yet the effectiveness of the...

A lesson from Fukushima: A safe, clean energy future will be nuclear-free

Blog entry by Kendra Ulrich | March 11, 2015

Today, the 11th of March 2015, marks the fourth year since beginning of one of the world's worst nuclear disasters: the triple reactor core meltdowns and catastrophic containment building failures at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power...

Chimps' survival of little concern to agribusiness

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa-Betoko | February 23, 2015

The chimpanzee is one of mankind's closest relatives. However there are many of us who do not treat them with what could be called familial affection. Chimps and other primates in Africa face an increasing number of threats to their...

Cameroon timber trade: High risk, low reward

Blog entry by Hilde Stroot | January 23, 2015

The fight against illegal logging in Cameroon has been a long one – several decades long in fact. Therefore the conclusion from the influential think tank Chatham House that this process has all but stalled must have been hard to...

From "good to great": ecological farming is coming!

Blog entry by Iza Kruszewska | January 22, 2015

2014 has been a good year for ecological farming. Also called agroecology, this knowledge-rich type of farming which protects and sustains the diversity of life on earth is gaining recognition as farmers struggle to adapt to a changing...

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