Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

The Commissioner for Economic affairs and Agriculture visited the Mansakonko region in The Gambia to provide Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) support for local mangrove restoration initiatives in west Africa

Participants also visited assisted natural regeneration in the community forest area and energy-saving devices through improved cookstoves in Batelling village

As part of her participation in the annual meeting of the steering committee of the regional project “Global Forest Transformation for Populations and Climate: A Focus on West Africa,” held on May 7, 2024, in Banjul, The Gambia, and funded by Swedish Cooperation and implemented with the support of the…

Source: President of the Republic of Kenya |

Kenya: Environmental Conservation is the Answer to Climate Change Challenge

The government, he explained, set a target for Kenyans to plant 200 million trees across the country

President William Ruto on Friday led a nationwide tree-planting campaign in Kiambicho Forest in Maragùa, Mùrang’a County. The President said the day was set aside by the Cabinet in honour of those who lost their lives as a result of the floods that have ravaged various parts of the country.…

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Source: Forest Stewardship Council |

New Interim Forest Stewardship Standard validates responsible forest management in Ghana

Ghana's forests: integral to economic growth and environmental sustainability

FSC ( is pleased to announce the official release of the new FSC Interim Forest Stewardship Standard (IFSS) for Ghana. It is applicable for all categories of Management Units, including provisions for Small or Low Intensity Managed Forests (SLIMFs) and certification of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs). Ghana is a country…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe to the USA |

His Excellency Ambassador T.T. Chifamba delivered a Statement of Support on the Adoption of the Miombo Forest and Woodlands Letter of Intent on the International Conference on the Miombo Forest and Woodlands, 16 – 17 April 2024, Washington D.C.

The Miombo woodlands comprise the largest ecosystem of dry tropical forests in the world and are responsible for sustaining the Greater Zambezi

The Miombo Declaration aims to protect and manage Miombo woodlands by promoting joint, coordinated, and integrated actions for the recovery, management, monitoring and conversations of Miombo forest. The Miombo woodlands cover more than 1 million square miles across Southern Africa and provide numerous goods and services that sustain the livelihoods…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and European Union (EU) launch 15 million euro project to boost sustainability of Uganda’s forestry sector

The initiative focuses on legal wood raw material, enhanced processing capacity and access to finance

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a 15 million euro ($16.29 million) project funded by the European Union (EU) to help Uganda’s forestry sector contribute more sustainably to the economy and the environment. The five-year Sustainable Wood-Based Value Chains in Uganda initiative, to be…

Source: Republic of Liberia: Executive Mansion |

Liberia: President Boakai sets up Inter-Agency Committee on Unprocessed Natural Rubber

The Committee is composed of Agriculture Minister Alexander Nuetah as Chairman, along with Commerce and Industry Minister Amin Modad, Justice Minister N. Oswald Tweh

The President of Liberia, H.E Joseph N. Boakai, Sr., announced today the formation of a multi-agency investigative committee to probe issues surrounding the exportation of unprocessed natural rubber, which has been the subject of controversy. The Committee is composed of Agriculture Minister Alexander Nuetah as Chairman, along with Commerce and…

Source: The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa |

South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa assents bills in forestry, agricultural and correctional services sectors

The amendments include changes to section 30(7) to provide for an inmate that is subjected to solitary confinement, to be informed of their right to appeal

President Cyril Ramaphosa has assented to the National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill, the Agricultural Product Standards Amendment Bill, 2023 and the Correctional Services Amendment Act. National Veldfire Act The amended National Veld and Forest Fire Act, 1998, will amongst other key provisions;   Provide for the facilitation of…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: ’Allow farmers to access water in forest reserves’

In the report presented on Wednesday, 07 February 2024, it was observed that lack of clearly designated routes for movement of animals to the available valley dams puts farmers at a risk of trespass which is punishable by law

The National Forestry Authority (NFA) has been urged to work with local communities in Nakasongola District to ensure proper co-existence with the forest reserve through mapping access routes to valley dams. The Deputy Chairperson of the Committee on Environment and Natural resources, Hon. Nathan Nabeta said the move will enable…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Efforts Intensify to Boost Date Farming in Eritrea

This expansion aims to bolster Eritrea’s position in the global date market and contribute significantly to the nation’s agricultural output

The Ministry of Agriculture has announced intensified efforts to expand date farming in Eritrea. Originating in the late 1990s with a few dedicated farmers in the Sheib sub-zone, date farming initially saw limited advancement. However, a significant shift occurred in 2017 when the Ministry launched a major initiative to promote this…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Eritrea: Training on Cartography and Global Positioning System (GPS)

This extensive training program encompassed both theoretical and practical aspects

The Forestry and Wildlife Authority has successfully concluded a comprehensive one-month training program in Cartography and Global Positioning System (GPS) for 21 of its staff members. This extensive training program encompassed both theoretical and practical aspects. The training covered a wide array of topics, starting with the historical evolution of…