Women custodians of biodiversity hold key to food security
22 February 2019 | 1:02 pm
A UN report on the state of world biodiversity for food and agriculture links rising food insecurity and chronic hunger to threatened habitats and ecosystems. But traditional female stewards of biodiversity offer hope.
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From combining African traditional spirituality with Western clinical psychology, to almost becoming a Christian pastor to reckoning with his own sexuality, psychologist Anele Siswana is truly an exceptional human being. He tells Nozibele Qamngana Mayaba how he got to where he is, and where his journey is taking him.
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Sudanese artists try to preserve traditional Meroitic handcrafted jewellery, which women traditionally wear in weddings and events, against cheaper imports.
6 Dec 2022
After a two-year delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the COP15 summit will open on December 7 in Canada to address the biodiversity crisis. We take a closer look at the African nation of Gabon, which the UN considers a leader in protecting the environment.
12 Dec 2022
Two weeks after the COP27 wrapped up in Egypt, negotiators are meeting in Montreal, Canada for a UN summit focused on biodiversity. Countries will be setting their targets to protect the world's ecosystems, with the goal of coming up with a Paris-style agreement. It comes as the planet is facing a sixth mass extinction event – one that, as Australian ecologist Mark Burgman explains, humans are responsible for – both because of how and what we consume and how quickly we do so. He joined us for Perspective.
21 Dec 2022
As some hail the COP15 biodiversity summit's deal to protect nature, DR Congo argues that it does not go far enough in supporting conservation efforts in developing countries. We speak to one senegalese doctor who's also concerned about the agreement's limited protection for indigenous rights.
20 Dec 2022
As many hail the COP15 biodiversity summit's deal to protect nature, DR Congo argues that it does not go far enough in supporting conservation efforts in developing countries. We also speak to one Senegalese doctor who is concerned about the agreement's limited protection for indigenous rights.
23 Dec 2022
As Argentina grabbed the headlines for winning the FIFA World Cup, global leaders struck a historic deal to halt species extinction, writes Andrew Deutz of The Nature Conservancy.
For many years, food aid dependency from government and non-government organizations was a trend in Karamoja, northeastern Uganda. But now, stakeholders realize that this is no longer sustainable.
When people in Cameroon break a bone or have a skeletal disorder, they mostly turn to traditional masseurs who are also bone setters. Although doctors warn of the dangers of the practice, these masseurs are beloved in Cameroon. DW meets one of them.
One traditional method of making edible palm oil in Nigeria involves stomping on the fruits. Some food experts say the use of feet in the production process could pose a hygiene risk.
Thirty media outlets in the Forbidden Stories consortium of investigative journalists, including FRANCE 24, are continuing the work of Colombian journalist Rafael Moreno, who was murdered in October 2022. In particular, Moreno was investigating Cerro Matoso, an open-pit nickel mine in Colombia's northern Córdoba region.
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