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The articles below are the most recent additions to the Ecology category of Africa InfoServ. To read an article, click on its title. To see more Ecology articles or to search a particular topic, click on Africa Archive. Articles marked with a magnifying glass ( Longer, analytical article. ) are longer, more analytical pieces.

Ecology focuses on the challenge of creating sustainable communities, examining land and water use, deforestation, climate change and biotechnology.It is edited by Allan Baker, who grew up on a farm in Canada and has a long history of concern for rural, agricultural and ecological issues.

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1. Searching for Nutrition in South Africa’s Food Maze
Author: Munyaradzi Makoni Date Written: 24 November 2015
Primary Category: Ecology Document Origin: Inter Press Service
Secondary Category: Southern Region Source URL: http://www.ipsnews.net
Key Words: Vegetables, nutrition, obesity, UNICEF, South Africa

Summary & Comment: The right to food in South Africa is not being observed, while some people their are over weight, there are others who are going to bed hungry. All these issues could be addressed if the government puts its right to food in practice. MM
2. Namibia’s secret ivory business
Author: Shi Yi Date Written: 19 October 2015
Primary Category: Ecology Document Origin: Oxpeckers
Secondary Category: Southern Region Source URL: http://oxpeckers.org
Key Words: Namibia, Chinese, Booysen, police,Okahandja market

Summary & Comment: Poaching is overwhelming Namibia, finding a rhinoceros carcass is not surprising. This year alone 77 rhinos have been killed, as an investigation reveals, central to poaching are Chinese buyers. MM
3. Longer, analytical article. African climate negotiators urged to employ WTO Seattle strategy
Author: PANA Date Written: 5 September 2015
Primary Category: Ecology Document Origin: PANA
Secondary Category: AU/NEPAD Source URL: http://www.panapress.com/
Key Words: climate change; Paris negotiations,African actions, Seattle.

Summary & Comment: If African neggotiators and civil society determine that the proposals emerging in Paris are not in the best interests of Africa and the Island States, they are urged to “unite and decide to walk out, so they will deny consensus and then force the next COP (Conference of Parties) which is going to be in Africa, Morocco in 2016, to then change the . . . [expand]
4. One Tune, Different Hymns – Tackling Climate Change in South Africa
Author: Munyaradzi Makoni Date Written: 28 July 2015
Primary Category: Ecology Document Origin: Inter Press Service
Secondary Category: Southern Region Source URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/
Key Words: Nuclear, climate change, renewable energy, CSOs

Summary & Comment: The battle for climate change is not won yet in South Africa. Civil service organisations feel the government is not doing enough and the government feels the civil service organisations veer off the agreed path on how to address climate change, but on the whole they agree its a problem that needs a solution. MM
5. Kenya’s Climate Change Bill Aims to Promote Low Carbon Growth
Author: Isaiah Esipisu Date Written: 27 July 2015
Primary Category: Ecology Document Origin: Inter Press Service
Secondary Category: Eastern Region Source URL: http://www.ipsnews.net
Key Words: Kenya, Climate Change Bill, energy

Summary & Comment: A new Climate Change Bill if passed will be used as a legal instrument to reduce or exempt taxes on climate-friendly gadgets such as solar lamps and on projects that are geared towards low carbon growth in Kenya. The move will enhance the adoption of clean energy. MM
6. Climate Change Seen as Top Global Threat
Author: Jill Carle via Climate Justice Now south africa. Date Written: 14 July 2015
Primary Category: Ecology Document Origin: Pew Research Centre via CJN!sa.
Secondary Category: Africa General Source URL: http://https://groups.google.com
Key Words: Climate Change, carbon, fossil fuels, UN, Paris

Summary & Comment: A new Pew survey shows anxiety about Climate Change High in Latin America, Africa. Publics in 19 of 40 nations surveyed cite climate change as their biggest worry, making it the most widespread concern of any issue included in the survey. see %s of concern over the top 5 issues. It is appropriate that those who are most vulnerable should be most c . . . [expand]
7. ARIPO sells out African farmers, seals secret deal on plant variety protection
Author: Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa Date Written: 9 July 2015
Primary Category: Ecology Document Origin: Pambazuka Issue 734
Secondary Category: Economic Justice Source URL: http://www.pambazuka.net
Key Words: Tanzania, ARIPO, genetic, African farmers

Summary & Comment: Africa’s farmers have selected, bred and enhanced seed for use in their specific conditions since the birth of cultivation on the continent but the adoption of the new protocol under the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation will make it illegal to share seed varieties produced through those means. Generally this is an unfair developm . . . [expand]

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