Africa’s vast forest potential untapped, circular bioeconomy could help

Africa has enormous potential to derive more value from its forests without producing more wood, and could thus provide a good example of the possibilities of the circular bioeconomy, says Lauri Hetemäki, assistant director, European Forest Institute (EFI). Africa produced 54 percent more wood and has four times more forest area than the European Union […]

Soil health critical for maintaining human health, biological diversity, researchers say

Healthy soil sustains life on Earth, channeling nutrients through plants, supporting essential water and land-based systems, absorbing carbon dioxide to fight climate change – yet most of us walk all over It without a thought. However, with the theme “Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity,” World Soil Day on Saturday is a reminder of the […]