The agricultural sector provides a livelihood for about 80 per cent of Kenya’s population, most of whom are subsistence farmers in rural areas.
Coffee farmers who are members of the cooperative will no longer venture into Uganda, at the risk of being arrested, to sell their coffee: members or not, the farmers receive the money when they bring the coffee cherries to the micro-station.
By Cliff Abenaitwe Stanley Turyakira resident of Kanungu district in South Western Uganda faces a
In Katavi, like other protected areas, wildlife poaching is a serious challenge because the park has no fence; therefore, any person can easily enter and kill animals if he is lucky enough to walk out uncaught.
In Burundi, at least 5000 surface water sources, mostly boreholes and shallow wells have completely dried up in the last 20 years.
Giraffes are incredibly large animals on average weighing between 200 to 600 kilograms, poachers have a lot to harvest from a single killing.
Environmental degradation in the Kagera Basin has led to the drying up of several surface water sources such as springs, especially along the river.
Even though Baro- Akobo basin is the fourth largest in the country, there isn’t much discussion and documentation around it. Most of the discussions around the Nile seem to focus on the Abay and Tekeze basin.
Africa’s vultures are on a steep slide towards extinction.
Six of Africa’s 11 vulture species are in a higher extinction risk category.
Between 2000 and 2020, 257 poisoning cases involving the death of 8,172 individual wildlife species were recorded, among them 775 vultures.
Read about the first-ever and only Vultures Sanctuary in Africa called Kwenia Vultures Sanctuary
Official estimates in Rwanda show that the grey-crowned crane is hunted for meat and alleged medicinal value but also, some people use the birds as pets in their households and hotels. They are also sold to global illegal wildlife dealers.
There were 44 cases involving seizures of pangolin products in a 3-year period, with an increase in pangolin scales trafficking.
Since the Covid-19 lockdown when cattle keepers were barred from crossing to Tanzania, Kaneete has so far lost eight cows on top of selling ten due to lack of water.