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.
While a ban on pesticides is being discussed in the Kenyan parliament, more and more farmers are already switching to organic farming. This is not only good news for the farmers themselves, but for their customers, too.
An initiative in Germany is planting trees to help increase biodiversity in urban areas and simply make people happier. The idea originally came from Japan but has been adapted to local needs using native tree species.
Overgrazing of grasslands on the lower slopes of the Drakensberg escarpment is degrading the land. Two women run a group that promotes measures to restore the ecosystem, which is key to South Africa's water resources.
Overfishing is a growing problem along Tunisia's coast, especially due to trawlers. Their nets pick up sharks, rays and other endangered species. The Med Bycatch Project wants to encourage more sustainable fishing.
The spekboom plant, excellent at sucking CO2 out of the air, has been badly degraded in South Africa. Now an initiative is using innovative planting methods to bring back the plant and restore soil and biodiversity.
Dolphin researchers in Kenya are helping to better protect endangered mammals along the coast where they face an uncertain future due to climate change, overfishing, habitat loss and unregulated tourism.
Burning crop residue in sugarcane fields is a common and harmful practice among farmers in Ghana. Now Audrey S-Darko is helping them improve their harvests in a natural way without harming the environment.
A greenhouse made of solar panels could point the way forward for the whole agricultural industry. Yet the farming pioneers who came up with the idea didn't find much favor with the local authorities — at first.
Miss Waldron's red colobus monkeys were thought extinct. But researchers think they may have heard some of them in a forest in Ivory Coast. Now locals need to be convinced to help find and save these endangered primates.
In Rwanda, famers can now rent mobile drying devices for crops like rice, maize or beans instead of turning to the sun or diesel-powered fans. The units run on biowaste or solar power and are nearly CO2 neutral.