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Producing corn in Seychelles? Ways to boost local animal feed production explored

The Seychelles National Biosecurity Agency has embarked on a regional project to boost the supply chain of healthy seeds and plants.The project, which aims at allowing livestock farmers to rely on their own animal feed production and improve cassava pr…

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UN urges WTO not to impose food export restrictions

GENEVA, The United Nations on Monday begged world trade ministers meeting at the WTO not to impose export restrictions on food for humanitarian purposes, amid a food security crisis. The UN’s human rights chief Michelle Bachelet and its trade and deve…

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Growing African Mangrove Forests Aim to Combat Climate Woes

In a bid to protect coastal communities from climate change and encourage investment, African nations are increasingly turning to mangrove restoration projects, with Mozambique becoming the latest addition to the growing list of countries with large sc…

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Growing African Mangrove Forests Aim to Combat Climate Woes

In a bid to protect coastal communities from climate change and encourage investment, African nations are increasingly turning to mangrove restoration projects, with Mozambique becoming the latest addition to the growing list of countries with large sc…

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Seychelles undertaking breadfruit census for improved food security

As part of a regional project to conserve biodiversity and make use of crop genetic resources, Seychelles is carrying out a survey on its three main islands to quantify the number of breadfruit trees in the country.Dubbed “Germination,” the project is …

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A green island turns red: Madagascans struggle through long drought

Published by Reuters By Alkis Konstantidinis and Christophe Van Der Perre ANJEKY BEANATARA, Madagascar (Reuters) – With precious few trees left to slow the wind in this once fertile corner of southern Madagascar, red sand is blowing everywhere: onto fields, villages and roads,…

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Prawn farm coming back to Coetivy – Belgian company to assist in relaunch

Prawn farming and extensive agriculture on Coetivy Island are set to restart in a bid to make Seychelles less dependent on food importation. The chief executive of the Islands Development Company (IDC), Glenny Savy, told a press conference that a Belgian company that was working…

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Nigerian Rights Group Seeks Probe of Refinery Spending Amid Surge in Oil Prices

ABUJA, NIGERIA — A Nigerian rights group said this week it will file a lawsuit against the government for failing to repair the country’s broken down oil refineries. In the wake of Russian oil being shunned over Russia’s military action in Ukraine, pre…

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REPLY: Investing in a Sustainable Way: The Reply Sustainable Investment Challenge is Underway, Organised by Reply and Banca Generali and With a Completely Zero Negative Impact on the Environment

Completely Zero Negative Impact on the EnvironmentTURIN, Italy–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The third edition of the Reply Investment Challenge is underway – the second of these challenges on the theme of sustainability. Aimed at students and young professionals,…

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Mongabay’s What-To-Watch list for March 2022

Published by Mongabay Scientists have observed yet another behavior in chimpanzees that shows the similarities between them and us. Chimpanzees in Gabon were seen applying insects on each other’s wounds as medicine, and the scientists caught it on video. These African apes, along…

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