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Ecological Farming in Africa

Hub | March 16, 2015 at 13:12

Africa is faced with widespread hunger. There is an urgent need to increase farm production to feed a growing population. Governments are pushing for industrial agriculture. A costly choice for both the economy and the environment Greenpeace's...

Greenpeace calls on AGRF to rethink its Approach to Agriculture in Africa

Press release | September 6, 2017 at 9:32

Nairobi, 6th September 2017 - The seventh edition of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2017 under the theme ‘Accelerating Africa’s Path to Prosperity: Growing Inclusive Economies and Jobs through Agriculture’ is hosted in Abidjan from...

World Food Day 2018: Kenyans Demand Healthy Food

Press release | October 16, 2018 at 15:41

Nairobi, 16th October 2018 - Consumers and small scale farmers have today handed over a petition to Parliament and the Ministry of Agriculture calling for an overhaul of Kenya’s food system. The petition, signed by over 1000 farmers and consumers...

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Farmers make more money with ecological farming- Greenpeace

Press release | April 22, 2015 at 10:00

Nairobi, 22nd April – More money for small scale farmers with ecological farming – this is the message contained in a Greenpeace Africa report released in Nairobi today. The report, entitled Fostering economic resilience: The Financial Benefits...

Greenpeace Africa responds to PIDMA-Cameroon importing 1000 tons of corn seeds...

Press release | April 9, 2018 at 9:14

In response to news that Agriculture Investment and Market Development Project (known by its French acronym- PIDMA) officials are augmenting food supply in Cameroon by importing 1000 tons of hybrid corn seeds from South Africa, Greenpeace’s...

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Kenya’s General Election 2017: Party Manifestos expose lack of commitment to...

Press release | August 7, 2017 at 16:15

Nairobi, 2 August 2017 - The recent presidential debates in Kenya suggest that the country is headed in the wrong direction on key environmental matters. Party manifestos generally have an environment pillar but lack the critical elements...

Ensure Safe and Healthy Food for Citizens, Greenpeace Africa Urges Kenya’s Government

Press release | July 3, 2018 at 14:44

Nairobi, 03 July 2018: In response to news that some of Kenya’s imported sugar contains dangerous elements such as copper and lead; and that fertilisers sold to farmers in Kenya are reported to be laced with harmful mercury, Greenpeace Africa has...

Food Safety Should be Prioritised in Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda: Greenpeace Africa

Press release | August 23, 2018 at 12:33

Nairobi, 23rd August 2018: The past few months have seen increased cases of sub standard food imports into Kenya. From sugar that contains mercury to expired rice, to oil that does not meet the required standards. Experts have also warned that...

Sustainable Intensification in Africa feeds the greedy agribusiness

Feature story | May 4, 2012 at 12:25

There is an old ironic saying that goes ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’. There is a broader social truth to it: that people, if well fed and nourished, tend to be more content with life.

Irresponsible Investment – Agrica’s Broken Development Model in Tanzania

Publication | June 17, 2015 at 11:00

Kilombero Plantations Ltd (KPL) is a 5,818 hectare (ha) rice plantation located in the heart of the fertile Kilombero Valley, Tanzania. In addition to developing a large-scale rice farm, KPL works with local smallholder farmers through an...

Aid donors' flagship investment deal causing hardship and displacement in Tanzania

Press release | June 17, 2015 at 15:00

Oakland/Johannesburg/London, June 17 - Norfund, the UK aid department, and Capricorn are funding the British company Agrica’s industrial rice plantation in Mngeta, Tanzania, which is destroying the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, driving them...

Financing Ecological Farming in Africa

Publication | May 20, 2015 at 7:00

This report provides a resource to the donor community to facilitate the provision of support to ecological farming across Africa. We define donors broadly to include: governments providing bilateral overseas development assistance, multilateral...

Youths demand a better Farming System as Kenya Celebrates World Food Day

Press release | October 17, 2017 at 15:47

Nairobi, 16 October, 2017: As Kenya celebrates the World Food Day (WFD) today, youths from eight Kenyan universities have converged, at the Louis Leaky Auditorium- Nairobi National Museum, to debate on issues that the Government of Kenya needs to...

Destroying Kenya’s ecosystem destroys livelihood says Greenpeace

Press release | February 9, 2018 at 13:34

Climate change and a failing food system open the door to the armyworm pest

Press release | February 14, 2017 at 16:13

The fall armyworm has reared its ugly head in Africa wreaking havoc across the continent, destroying the maize crop which was much anticipated after droughts of the previous years. The armyworm pest is now present in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Tanzania,...

Greenpeace calls for decrease in meat and dairy production and consumption for a...

Press release | March 5, 2018 at 14:25

5 March 2018, Amsterdam - Global meat and dairy production and consumption must be cut in half by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change and keep the Paris Agreement on track, says a new Greenpeace report.

Pressure mounts against GMOs as Kenya celebrates World Food Day

Press release | October 15, 2015 at 11:52

Nakuru, 15th October, 2015: This World Food Day, all roads lead to the magnificent Nakuru County in Kenya’s rift valley region; where a demonstration and a public debate have been organised to challenge the push for the introduction of...

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Press Centre

Hub | December 16, 2009 at 22:41

This section is intended for journalists and media professionals. It lists the latest photographs, videos, press releases, and reports which we are distributing to the media.

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Hub | December 27, 2009 at 16:00

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Food Security and Forest Protection in Cameroon

Feature story | April 18, 2013 at 11:29

Responding to a recent spate of industrial palm oil projects in Cameroon, Greenpeace Africa is working with a Cameroonian NGO to show how small-scale farming projects are a better development option -- for communities on the ground and Cameroon's...

Cameroon government orders Herakles Farms to stop palm oil project

Feature story | May 23, 2013 at 9:14

After years of controversy surrounding the proposed palm oil plantation in Cameroon, the Cameroonian government has ordered Herakles Farms to suspend all logging at its main worksite at Talangaye, in the Nguti region of the country.

Resilience Reports

Publication | July 29, 2015 at 18:18

Our climate is changing and all over the world we are experiencing more unpredictable and uncertain weather than in the past. Those depending on the weather for their daily bread – farmers and farm workers – are feeling, and will continue to feel...

Poisoned Sugar Exposes Kenya’s Broken Food System

Feature story | August 23, 2018 at 14:45

The worsening impacts of climate change on agricultural productivity in most natural-resource dependent countries like Kenya is introducing a new form of vulnerability that is often overlooked. Increasingly, food safety is becoming an issue of a...

Photos

Multimedia hub | October 16, 2008 at 15:01

New findings: Millions of hectares of customary land stolen for logging

Feature story | July 30, 2012 at 12:01

A massive land grab has occurred in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the impact on communities across the country has been devastating. Greenpeace has produced a new report that details the extent of the damage.

Industrial palm oil expansion in Africa: not to be at the cost of forests and people

Feature story | August 24, 2012 at 8:26

Industrial scale palm oil plantation is rapidly expanding in Africa. After a first expansion of palm oil in West Africa, major palm oil companies are now investing in Central Africa, in Cameroon in particular, a country considered as a model by...

Herakles Farms Continues Forest Clearing in Cameroon

Feature story | November 20, 2012 at 11:35

A US-owned company is clearing natural forest in the southwest of Cameroon to establish a large-scale palm oil plantation, heightening social tension as serious questions about the legality of the project persist.

Election 2017 -Kenyan Farmers commit to protect the country’s food system

Press release | June 5, 2017 at 19:07

Nairobi, June 6, 2017: Ahead of the August elections, farmers from Machakos will today start a movement, to reclaim their food systems from the clutches of big agribusiness, middlemen and from the lure of agrochemicals. The movement, rooted in...

Project Sunshine: Playing a role to bring light to the underprivileged

Press release | June 30, 2017 at 12:15

Johannesburg, 30 June 2017: In collaboration with the Philile Foundation [1], Greenpeace Africa’s recently launched campaign Project Sunshine seeks to raise R100 000 from mid-June to mid-July to install solar streetlights around a crèche [2] in...

Greenpeace Africa Urges Machakos County Government to Allocate Budget Towards...

Press release | July 25, 2018 at 11:02

Nairobi, 25th July 2018 - Greenpeace Africa has today handed over a petition to the Agricultural Committee of the Machakos County Assembly. The petition comes after a policy dialogue that was aimed at strengthening interactions between the...

Greenpeace Reaction to Microplastic Pollution on South Africa’s Tap Water: The...

Press release | July 26, 2018 at 16:04

Plastics continue to haunt us long after we have used them[1] because during the degradation process, they break down into microparticles, which then contaminate our water systems. We know that this has an impact on our oceans and the animals...

Greenpeace Africa Applauds Kitui County Government for Setting Aside Funds Towards...

Press release | August 10, 2018 at 16:55

Nairobi, 9th August 2018 - In response to the news that Kitui County has enacted a law that sets aside one per cent of its annual budget towards climate change adaptation, Greenpeace Africa’s Food for Life Campaigner Claire Nasike has said:

Message from Greenpeace Africa Executive Director on the passing of former UN...

Press release | August 20, 2018 at 10:00

Following the news of the passing of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Greenpeace Africa Executive Director Njeri Kabeberi has said:

Life After Coal and Greenpeace Africa Slam Inclusion of New Coal in Electricity Plan

Press release | August 28, 2018 at 7:31

The inclusion of new coal in the updated draft Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP) will cost South Africa close to R20 billion more than we need to spend, and will make electricity more expensive for all South Africans. If the...

The moment of truth has arrived: Leading climate scientists present new findings on...

Press release | October 8, 2018 at 8:42

South Africa, Johannesburg, 8 October 2018 - Experts from around the world gathered in Korea from 1 - 8 October 2018, to deliberate on the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on the impacts of Global Warming of 1.5°C.

IPCC Special Report on 1.5​°​C and its implications for South Africa

Press release | October 8, 2018 at 14:54

Context The approval and launch of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on 1.5°C warming will happen on October 8, 2018 in Incheon, Korea. The report highlights the moment of truth in the fight against climate...

Reactive on IPCC Report

Press release | October 10, 2018 at 11:30

Kinshasa, 9th October 2018: In October, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre industrial levels and examined related greenhouse gas emission...

Executive Director 's Message on International Day for Disaster Reduction

Press release | October 13, 2018 at 11:47

As the world commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction, Greenpeace Africa Executive Director Njeri Kabeberi has said:

Greenpeace Africa Calls on China to Maintain the Ban on Rhino Horns

Press release | November 2, 2018 at 10:25

Nairobi, 2nd November 2018 - Conservationists in Kenya are worried by China’s decision to reverse the ban on trade in tiger bones and rhino horns. Experts[1] have also condemned the move as one that could have dire repercussions for the...

Greenpeace Africa responds to accusations by NUM

Press release | November 5, 2018 at 13:20

Johannesburg, 5 November 2018: Responding to accusations of recklessness made by NUM, as reported by TimesLive, Greenpeace Africa Senior Climate and Energy Campaign Manager, Melita Steele has said: “People’s lives are on the line, and air...

Department of Environmental Affairs has ‘secretly’ weakened sulphur dioxide (SO2)...

Press release | November 14, 2018 at 16:19

Johannesburg, South Africa - 14 November 2018 -- Greenpeace Africa strongly opposes the unlawful decision by the Department of Environmental Affairs to weaken sulphur dioxide (SO2) emission standards for coal-fired power stations. This far...

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Hub | December 14, 2009 at 12:30

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Njeri Kabeberi appointed as Greenpeace Africa Executive Director

Press release | September 25, 2016 at 19:01

Johannesburg, September 25, 2016: Kenyan born Njeri Kabeberi, has been named as Executive Director for Greenpeace Africa after an extensive search for a combination of skills required to drive the organisation towards a people –powered movement.

Greenpeace Africa launches online campaign platform to strengthen environmental...

Press release | June 5, 2018 at 14:54

Johannesburg, 5 June 2018 - Today, World Environment Day, Greenpeace Africa has launched VUMA. EARTH - an online campaign platform for ordinary citizens to run environmental petitions. The platform seeks to grow an environmental movement and give...

Reactive on the latest developments regarding Virunga and Salonga National Parks in...

Press release | July 23, 2018 at 9:01

“It is with indignation that Greenpeace Africa learned last April that the DRC Minister of hydrocarbons, Aimé Ngoy Mukena, is working on a project that will open up a large block of two UNESCO World Heritage sites - Virunga and Salonga National...

Greenpeace Africa Urges Halcyon Agri to Stop Destroying Livelihood & Biodiversity in...

Press release | July 24, 2018 at 11:52

Yaoundé, 24 July 2018- Greenpeace Africa has today published a report explaining how Singaporean based Halycon Agri and her Cameroonian subsidiary- Sudcam operate a sordid rubber plantation business in Cameroon. The report ‘Halcyon Agri’s Ruinous...

Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally found to contain microplastics

Press release | October 22, 2018 at 9:45

Dakar, Senegal, 18 October 2018 - Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon...

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