Africa

Africa’s Untapped Bamboo Potential

Bamboo The Miracle Crop THE new economic force is generating income, creating jobs and protecting the environment. It is a “wonder plant” that is uniquely blessed. Agronomists in Africa believe it can restore degraded landscapes while economists think it is a potential “green gold,” and a silver bullet for design and architecture that is already attracting a global market. Bamboo—the highly versatile giant grass that can grow in almost any kind of climate and thrive in the poorest of soils—has been in existence for hundreds of years in Asia, Latin America and parts of Africa. Yet for a long time the [...]

Sunbird Bioenergy Africa gets along Zambian bioethanol job plans

Plantations International Agarwood Gaharu News Sunbird Bioenergy Africa, a biofuels producer which develops jobs in Sub-Saharan Africa, is anticipated to sign an Investment Promotional then Protection Arrangement (IPPA) on or around 30 June, 2016, in order to get along when it comes to its Zambian bioethanol job. An IPPA is an international agreement in between federal governments for the promotion and defense of investments made by capitalists of one contracting event in the location of the various other getting event. The news was published by renewable power innovation company China New Power-- Sunbird's companion in the job. China New Power kept [...]

Stories from the area: Can video footage of smallholder farmers in East Africa have an effect at the policy level?

Plantations International News Man delivering fire wood along the 50km road to Lilongwe, Malawi. IFPRI/ Mitchell Maher.By Milo Mitchell. Originally released by the International Food Plan Research Institute.In February, I joined San Francisco-based digital photographer Mitchell Maher on a trip to Tanzania and Malawi. Both people journeyed out with each other to make films and collect photos for some continuous tasks IFPRI is entailed with in the region.In Tanzania, wesigned up with IFPRI elderly research other Ephraim Nkonya as well as his German collaborators, on the enormous Trans-SEC project. This job covers a handful of towns throughout Tanzania, as well as [...]