Eco Africa — The Environment Magazine
28 June 2020 | 10:53 am
On this week's Eco Africa, we see out how Intensive farming has taken a toll on South African land, how food is grown with hydroponics in Nigeria and why farming doesn’t have to mean deforestation.
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El-Rufai to sacked teachers: Go and start farming, business.
14 May 2018
The vertical farming market in 2016 was valued at somewhere between $1.5-$2 billion and it has people growing food in places like skyscrapers, warehouses, and yes, shipping containers, which is just what Boston-based Freight Farms is doing.
9 Oct 2018
Over 84,000 employees have lost their jobs in the cocoa value chain industry in Nigeria. The loss is due to the extinction of about 16 out of 20 cocoa processing companies in the country.
13 Jan 2019
As desertification and soil erosion have led to the loss of arable land in Nigeria, could hydroponic farming be a sustainable alternative?
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Food and the City: Urban farming in Paris
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Organic farming 'supersized': An imperfect solution for the planet?
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With the increasing pressure on natural resources due to Covid-19, climate change, and overpopulation, small-scale agriculture has become one of the best tools to ensure global food security.
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Space-starved Singapore is seeing a growing number of rooftop farms as part of a drive to produce more food locally and reduce a heavy reliance on imports.
10 Nov 2020
Each year, a billion poultry birds and tens of millions of other farm animals are transported within and outside of the EU to be bred from, fattened or slaughtered. Regulations on how that transportation happens do exist, but scores of breaches of those regulations have been documented in official audits carried out by the European Commission in recent years.
27 Nov 2020
Practically everyone loves chocolate. And yet, child labor remains a problem in cocoa farming. For years, the chocolate industry has promised to end the practice, but a new study shows it has actually increased.
24 Dec 2020
Denmark moved to cull its mink population over coronavirus fears. Now, lawmakers have decided to slap a full ban on mink farming for the whole of next year. Farmers fear they will go out of business.
26 Mar 2021
"We have to try to make sure that nothing pollutes," says Rosa Correa, who with her husband Alejandro owns one of 62 Uruguayan farms participating in a project to reduce the impact of livestock farming on climate change, in a country with almost four cows for each person.
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