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Palm Oil's New Frontier

Publication | 5 September, 2012 at 9:00

The world's biggest palm oil producers and investors have been turning their attention to Africa in recent years, seeking to acquire land to grow oil palms in what some experts have dubbed the "next frontier" of industrial agricultural production.

Pirate fishing: stolen fish, stolen futures

Publication | 28 February, 2006 at 0:30

Armed and masked, scouring the oceans, stealing food from hungryfamilies – modern day pirates are a far cry from the glamour ofHollywood movies. But they are a multi billion-dollar reality for manycommunities that can least afford to be robbed.

Witnessing the Plunder 2006

Publication | 8 March, 2007 at 13:41

Pirate fishing fleets operate in contravention of conservation and management rules, labour and tax laws. Crew employed on board of these pirate vessels often live in near-slavery conditions.This report focuses on exposing the high levels of...

Africa’s Forests - Vital for our Climate

Publication | 4 December, 2007 at 14:26

Forests are vital in regulating the climate -locally, regionally and globally. Africa's intact rainforests act as a regulator of rainfall for the region. Moreover they act as a brake on further acceleration of climate change by serving as a vast...

How Africa is feeding Europe

Publication | 30 September, 2010 at 14:26

Many of Europe's fishing fleets have the capacity to fish two to three times more than the sustainable level. This overcapacity has led to the current dire state of European fisheries. In European waters, the level of overfishing is higher than...

SIM - Illegal logging in Cameroon's rainforest

Publication | 11 October, 2005 at 2:00

Cameroon’s Forest of the Great Apes: The lowland rainforest of Cameroon forms part of Africa’s stunning Forest of the Great Apes. This forest supports thousands of species of plants and animals and is one of the world’s last remaining strongholds...

CITES Factsheet: African Elephant

Publication | 1 October, 2004 at 2:00

In the past the demand for ivory has led to wide-scale poaching and the decimation of elephant populations.

Food aid policy of donors in Southern Africa

Publication | 7 October, 2002 at 2:00

Table showing the policy of various food aid donors to Southern Africa.

The future of farming: Industrial Agriculture and the Growth of GM is adding to the...

Publication | 1 September, 2003 at 2:00

Not since the hunger crisis of 1984 in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa has the issue of "feeding the hungry" been so prominent in the global news agenda. In the year between the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg and the WTO...

Africa’s Forests - Vital for our Climate

Publication | 14 March, 2008 at 13:12

Forests are vital in regulating the climate - locally, regionally and globally. Africa's intact rainforests act as a regulator of rainfall for the region. Moreover they act as a brake on further acceleration of climate change by serving as a vast...

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