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AFRICA: “The Man Who Stopped the Desert”

Posted on 19 October 2011 by admin

By Mantoe Phakathi

CHANGWON, South Korea, Oct 19, 2011 (IPS) – Yacouba Sawadogo, a peasant farmer from Burkina Faso, is known as the “man who stopped the desert.” But when he first tried to save his arid land from desertification by planting the trees that have since grown into a 15-hectare forest, people in his village thought he was mad. Continue Reading

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GHANA: The Woes of Women Amid Climate Change

Posted on 19 October 2011 by admin

By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri

ACCRA, Oct 19 (IPS) – As streams dry out, groundwater levels dwindle, and forests and other vegetation yield to droughts or sever storms, women who live their lives in the rural areas of Ghana have to spend more time and energy finding water and food for their families. Continue Reading

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MEXICO: Women Left Out of U.N. Forest Plan

Posted on 30 September 2011 by admin

By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY, Sep 30, 2011 (IPS) – Despite the growing participation of women in forestry projects in Mexico, the national strategy for the United Nations-led REDD+ forest plan in this country lacks a gender focus. Continue Reading

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