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Multispecies farming unit aims to heal Zimbabwe’s social fabric

Multispecies farming unit aims to heal Zimbabwe’s social fabric Shangani Holistic, in the Zimbabwe midlands, lives up to its name, fusing all the elements of its ecosystem so that each flourishes to the benefit of the others. By Yves Vanderhaeghen According to Max Makuvise, Shangani’s Director, the enterprise is a “multispecies farming unit”. His colleague, […]

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Biodiversity: Africa’s greatest asset

Biodiversity: Africa’s greatest asset The degradation of natural ecosystems and the loss of biodiversity in poor African countries could destroy the foundations for future growth, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica   According to a World Bank Group paper titled Unlocking Nature-Smart Development, there is sufficient evidence to prove that nature loss is capable of erasing recent

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Investing in nature is a development opportunity

Investing in nature is a development opportunity The degradation of natural ecosystems and the loss of biodiversity in poor African countries could destroy the foundations for future growth, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica.    According to a new World Bank Group paper titled Unlocking Nature-Smart Development, there is sufficient evidence to prove

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African leaders need biodiversity data to make sustainable decisions

African leaders need biodiversity data to make sustainable decisions There is a great need to equip African governments, businesses, and policymakers with biodiversity data for sustainable decision-making. African leaders need biodiversity data to make impactful and sustainable decisions. It is easy to go through each day without ever comprehending the stability of the ground we

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