Eco Africa: The Environment Magazine

DW's Eco Africa showcases innovative concepts and best practice projects from Africa and Europe and presents environment and climate change ideas that inspire others to get on board or start something of their own. The show offers insight and moves people to help protect the environment.

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A hydroponic farming pioneer in Nigeria


Samson Ogbole sees agribusiness as the root of sustainable development and job creation. The head trainer at Farm Lab in south-western Nigeria believes agriculture must be technology-driven and climate smart.


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Uganda's environmental talent campus


The Social Innovation Academy in Mpigi, near the Ugandan capital, is helping young people turn their social and environmental dreams into reality. One of its graduates runs a company turning recycled plastic into bricks.


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Kosovo: Organic honey from the mountains


Pollution and illegal deforestation in Kosovo's Sharr Mountains National Park are making life tough for rare species like lynx. Beekeeper Shqipe Shala makes organic honey and is raising awareness for climate protection.


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Fighting against Cameroon's invasive water plants


Cameroon's Lake Ossa is a source of livelihood for many, but the invasive Salvinia plant is threatening to suffocate its aquatic life and prevent manatees reaching their food. Now an NGO is trying to tackle the plant.


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Doing Your Bit: Making biodegradable packaging from banana stems


In Cameroon, an entrepreneur is turning unused banana and plantain stems into biodegradable paper packaging products. The idea cuts down on both deforestation and harmful plastic waste.


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Rethinking cocoa cultivation in Ghana


Yields are falling in Ghana, a major cocoa exporter. Small farmers don't cut down old trees to grow new ones. Instead they encroach on surrounding forest. A Dutch group is helping them to live and work sustainably.


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The Gambia's queen of recycling


Fed up with The Gambia's waste problem, Isatou Ceesay developed a technique that cuts plastic bags into weavable strips to create new products. She also started an initiative to enable women to earn additional income.


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German national park on former death strip


The Harz Mountains once divided East and West Germany, but today there's a popular national park there. Where barbed wire once stood, a primeval forest is growing. Now climate change is posing serious challenges.


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Using blockchain to protect endangered animals


In South Africa, blockchain pioneers developed a crypto platform that allows users to trade unique electronic artworks. Part of the price is donated to conservation projects, which help save endangered animals.


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