Why Kenyan farmers are changing practices

Kenyan farmers are changing

African agriculture is massively important to the entire world and the continent itself and Kenyan farmers are changing. The World Bank estimates that “agriculture employs 65 percent of Africa’s labor force and accounts for 32 percent of gross domestic product.” There was also recent news that “Kenyan farmers are turning away from subsistence farming with the support of the government.” This helps create employment opportunities and lets the economy grow, by encouraging trade.

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Nuclear Power: An Undeniable Power Source For The Future

Nuclear Power: An Undeniable Power Source For The Future

As world fossil fuel stores run out and governments search for suitable alternatives to coal fired power stations, nuclear power looms as one of the front runners for future electricity generation. The search for an infinite, clean, cheap power source has gone on since the discovery of electricity in the middle ages. While nuclear power is neither clean nor infinite, it is closer to it than any other modern technology, and as such, it threatens to become one of the world’s major power sources in the near future.

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Environmental Impact Assessment Management Strategy EIAMS

Environmental Impact Assessment Management Strategy EIAMS

There are severe criticisms and perceptions of inadequacy about the success of the current EIA system as a tool for environmental impact management. Establishing a solid framework called the Environmental Impact Assessment Management Strategy EIAMS has been some time in the making. Environment.co.za has for 10 long years been one of those criticizing and challenging the legislation.

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Green skills green jobs – the answer

green jobs green skills

In recognition of National Environment Month, leaders in the green building sector have highlighted the industry’s potential to address both climate change and unemployment in South Africa. As one of the few industries that regularly makes the news for its growth, rather than its decline or instability, it has become a welcome source of good news for environmentalists, economists and job seekers alike.

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Battles over Uranium Coal and Gold Mining

Battles over Uranium Coal and Gold Mining

Rhinos are killed for their horn. But now in South Africa – they face a new threat- coal. Plans for an open cast coal mine on the border of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, home to the largest population of the once endangered white rhino in the world, may bring economic development but they will also worsen air and water quality and increase poaching and crime.

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