Making Ghana's cocoa plantations more sustainable, and more productive
Ghana's cocoa production is in decline, with aging cocoa trees and poor agricultural practices exacerbated by drought. But a Dutch NGO is helping to revitalize the sector.
9 Oct 2020
The islands that vanish beneath the sea
The hallig islands in the Wadden Sea are used to flooding events. The local population is used to their land being swallowed by the sea. But in recent years, they've experienced terrifying storms.
15 Dec 2019
Rwanda's golden monkeys in danger
Golden monkeys can only be found in the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda. As their habitat is shrinking rapidly, a company's new stove could help preserve the forests where the monkeys live.
1 Mar 2019
Light and Darkness in Uganda
If you want to have light in rural Uganda, kerosene lamps are the method of choice. But these lamps are dangerous, unhealthy and contribute to climate change. In the last couple of year, more and more people save money to buy a solar power kit.
25 Feb 2019
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Pulque - The Drink of the Gods
For more than a millennium, Mexicans have been drinking pulque, an alcoholic beverage made from fermented agave juice. Its popularity has dropped in recent decades, but pulque seems to be making a comeback - which also has benefits for the environment.
18 Feb 2019
Growing Cocoa: a bittersweet story
Cocoa is Ghana's main cash crop. After the Ivory Coast, the West-African country is the second largest cocoa exporter in the world. But the trees are sick.
11 Feb 2019
Colombia: Surviving on the Rio Magdalena
Millions of people living along the Rio Magdalena are feeling the sting of climate change, as fish stocks — and the river itself — dries up. But they're taking action to preserve their unique landscape and way of life.
4 Feb 2019
Peru: Plant your Future
For centuries, the people of the Peruvian Andes have used their forests only as a source for fire wood. Now the mountains are almost completely deforested. An annual tree-planting ceremony shall bring back the green to the Andes.
28 Jan 2019
Zimbabwe: Protection for the African wild dog
African wild dogs are one of the most threatened carnivores in Africa. There are only a few thousand left. In Zimbabwe the Save Valley is one of the last protected areas for these animals.
21 Jan 2019
Indonesia: The sinking capital
The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is sinking by up to 25 centimeters every year. Urban planners try to prevent the worst. But walls alone do not help against the floods. In the Tongkol settlement, people are now take action.
14 Jan 2019