Solar Sisters: The Avon Lady of African Renewables

A new solar entrepreneur program, Solar Sisters, has taken Avon’s social sales model and is using it to spread solar powered lamps across Uganda. . . . → Read More: Solar Sisters: The Avon Lady of African Renewables

Intensive farming ‘massively slowed’ global warming

“This paper makes an impressive case that agricultural intensification was a key process allowing for increases in food supply while limiting the area required for food production,” says Helmut Haberl, who studies the effect of agriculture on global resources at Klagenfurt University in Vienna, Austria. “It shows that agricultural intensification can have positive environmental effects, along with its well-known downside.” . . . → Read More: Intensive farming ‘massively slowed’ global warming

Banana Love in Drought-Hit Uganda

In Uganda bananas are helping to cushion families against unexpected weather changes providing a source of carbohydrates throughout the year, but they’re not always easy to grow. . . . → Read More: Banana Love in Drought-Hit Uganda

From poacher to gamekeeper

When a gorilla poacher told Rwandan conservationist and businessman Edwin Sabuhoro, “You’ve eaten, you’ve got a job that pays you and that’s why you are chasing us,” he stopped to think about it. . . . → Read More: From poacher to gamekeeper

KENYA: Wilbroda Wandera, “We won’t sleep hungry when I have 40 shillings”

Life in Kibera is hard but it is 10 times harder for a widow with children. . . . → Read More: KENYA: Wilbroda Wandera, “We won’t sleep hungry when I have 40 shillings”