Research Shows Large-scale Wind & Solar Farms in Sahara Africa will Double Rainfall

An international team of researchers from the United States, China and Italy in a report recently published in Science has suggested the installations of windmills and solar farms could have unexpected beneficial climate impacts when deployed at a large scale in the Sahara region of Africa. The research suggests that covering the entire Sahara desert… Read More Research Shows Large-scale Wind & Solar Farms in Sahara Africa will Double Rainfall

Biochar Farming for Soil Amendment and Sustainable Energy in Africa

The increasing population of many African countries, the continuous depletion of the soil in African farmlands, food and energy shortage in the continent has necessitated the adoption of sustainable agricultural technologies that can solve these problems. Biochar technology can be used to increase food security and cropland diversity in areas with severely depleted soils, scarce… Read More Biochar Farming for Soil Amendment and Sustainable Energy in Africa

Young Tawanda Chitiyo and his Bio-Refinery Project in Zimbabwe

Tawanda Chitiyo, a young Zimbabwean entrepreneur and a climate change enthusiast is championing the production of clean and sustainable energy from waste in his country Zimbabwe through his renewable energy start-up. The 31 years old from Mutare with no prior experience in project development or management has been able to use his street-horned skills to… Read More Young Tawanda Chitiyo and his Bio-Refinery Project in Zimbabwe

Why Developed Countries Are Moving Food Production Away from Farms to Labs

While developing countries are advocating for, diversifying to and investing in Agriculture for food security and job creation, developed countries are moving food production from farms to laboratories. “Laboratory!” Someone in Africa would scream. Yes, laboratory, thanks to food biotechnology, a field African countries haven’t gotten a grip on yet. In short, biotechnology is not… Read More Why Developed Countries Are Moving Food Production Away from Farms to Labs

It Snowed in Sahara Desert For the First Time in 40 Years (Pictures)

Everyone was stunned to see snow falling in the desert’ says photographer, in hot, dry town where snow almost never falls Satellite images released by Nasa have revealed the extent of rare snowfall in the Sahara desert. A vast expanse of what is usually one of the hottest and most arid places in the world… Read More It Snowed in Sahara Desert For the First Time in 40 Years (Pictures)