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Dossier October 2018

Counteracting Deforestation. Sustainable Choices.

Negative impacts of deforestation require proactive interventions in order to reverse the trend. African governments are moving towards averting the situation by embracing sustainable management of forest instruments at all levels. The key issue forest policy must address is the implementation of national programmes, with focus on afforestation and reforestation programmes, in order to increase…

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Causes Of Deforestation. Stop The Pillage.

The most common pressures causing deforestation and severe forest degradation are agriculture, unsustainable forest management, mining, infrastructure projects and increased fire incidence and intensity. Discussion on the drivers (or causes) of deforestation has been quite animated in the public arena. Let us briefly enumerate the most important of them. The increased demand for food has…

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Deforestation In Africa. The Earth Needs To Breathe.

In Africa, forests play a vital role in providing goods and services to people and ecosystems that support sustainable development. They provide goods (timber, poles, posts, pulp, paper) and foods (fruits, bush meat, edible insects, beeswax, honey) whose contribution to national economies is enormous. They offer important services (cycling of soil nutrients, regulation of climate…

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African Tradition And Religion. The Sacredness Of Nature.

Man is aware that he did not create nature. The earth, with all it contains, was created for him, but without him. Nature is that ‘other than us’ which has its own rules, order and needs. If we respect them, nature will continue to be our caring mother. For traditional Africans, nature meant the entire…

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Advocacy

Feeding people during the Covid-19 emergency.

With the declaration of the health emergency in Ecuador, all activities and services taking care of poor people were suspended. The experience of Caritas’ dining…

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Baobab

The Herons and the Tortoise.

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful lake, near a big mountain. There lived many animals in the water and on the banks of the…

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Youth & Mission

Young People lead the protest against racism, discrimination and social…

More and more young people are joining protests around the world and are playing an increasingly important role to protest against racism, discrimination and social inequality. Is…

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