HONOLULU: The world edged closer to a 2020 goal to repair vast areas of damaged natural lands and forests, officials announced Saturday at the world´s largest conservation meeting.

The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) announced on May 3 the approval of two technical assistance projects totaling US $0,8 million that will strengthen the capacity of Côte d'Ivoire to access clim

African countries have agreed to cooperate in setting limits for use of lead in paints with a view to phasing it out by 2020.

In a startling admission, the UK authorities have informed Amnesty International that they do not have the tools, resources or expertise to investigate whether multinational commodities giant Trafi

Full-sun cocoa farming is currently the most widespread cocoa cultivation system in humid and sub-humid Côte d’Ivoire. Higher short-term yields from increasing surfaces under cultivation in this farming system have contributed to the country being ranked as top cocoa producer in the world.

Climate and weather conditions, such as the North Atlantic Oscillation, precipitation and temperature influence the birth sex ratio (BSR) of various higher latitude species, including deer, elephant seals or northern human populations. Although, tropical regions show only little variation in temperature, climate and weather conditions can fluctuate with consequences for phenology and food resource availability. Here, we evaluate, whether the BSR of chimpanzees, inhabiting African tropical forests, is affected by climate fluctuations as well.

Cocoa production will become increasingly difficult in the key growing regions of West Africa by 2030 because of climate change, according to a new study.

A policy guide from the FAO, titled "Promoting the Growth and Development of Smallholder Seed Enterprises for Food Security Crops," describes lessons learned from case studies of smallholder seed enterprises in Brazil, India and Cote d'Ivoire.

In 2002 CREPA initiated a regional research and demonstration programme on ecological sanitation in seven West African countries. ECOSAN is focused on simultaneously improving sanitation and food production. This is done by making urine and faeces more hygienic and then using them as safe fertilisers.

One of Africa's highest environmental damage settlements was reached on February 13, 2007, between the Ivory Coast government and a Dutch-based commodity trading company in a toxic waste dumping