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Meat Production and Consumption in Africa

Meat Production and Consumption in Africa The top five African countries producing meat from farmed species are South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, and Sudan. Together, they contribute about 50% of the continent’s total meat production in terms of volume.The farmed species include chickens (1.9 billion), goats (374 million), sheep (350 million), cattle (320 million), pigs (35 million), dromedaries (23 million), and equids (donkeys, horses, and mules 2.6 million). Additionally, there are also wild species, fish, and insects.For years, Africa has seen an increase in the demand for animal...

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The multiple and extraordinary dairy productions of Africa

The multiple and extraordinary dairy productions of Africa Milk and its derivatives have always been important components of many pastoral civilizations in Africa. In addition to their nutritional value and, in many cases, economic importance, milk and its derivatives often have significant social and cultural meanings. Depending on the type and method of production, Africa produces fresh cheeses, aged cheeses, fermented cheeses, and other milk and butter derivatives. These varieties give rise to an extraordinary range of local products where tradition, culture, conditions, and environmental...

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PROJECT OBJECTIVE WORK: three days of discussions and ideas for ecological transition in Niger

PROJECT OBJECTIVE WORK PROJECT OBJECTIVE WORK: three days of discussions and ideas for ecological transition in Niger OBJECTIVE WORK is a project on the innovation of agro-pastoral supply chains and micro-enterprises for youth employability in Niger, funded by the Italian Ministry of the Interior and implemented by CISV Onlus in partnership with Movimento Africa ’70. Young people from rural areas of Zinder and Tillabery are forced to migrate due to lack of employment, while the cities of Niamey and Zinder are destinations for migration from rural areas. Unfortunately, employment is scarce...

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Summer School TOAfrica

Summer School TOAfrica The fifth edition of the TOAfrica Summer School will take place this year from June 17th to 21st at the Einaudi Campus in Turin. The theme for this year is “Mobility and Migration in Africa: A South-South Perspective.” The Summer School, which originated within the Erasmus exchange program with Makerere University in Kampala (Uganda), counts among its partners the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) in Uppsala, the “Les Afriques dans le monde (LAM)” laboratory at the University of Bordeaux, and the Consortium of Piedmontese NGOs (COP). It is a week-long...

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Research on aquifers in the lateritic deposits of the city of Jangany (Madagascar)

Research on aquifers in the lateritic depositsof the city of Jangany (Madagascar) Purpose of the study and methodologies applied. The objective of this study is to identify potential sites near the city of Jangany in Madagascar where wells for drinking water can be constructed. The geophysical investigations applied in this case study aim to locate a possible shallow or deeper aquifer compared to those currently exploited, and to determine its position underground in order to construct wells appropriately, yielding satisfactory results to meet the city’s ever-growing water demand. Geophysics...

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Zambia e Malawi: astonishing diversity in environments, peoples, languages, and activities

Zambia e Malawi:astonishing diversity in environments, peoples, languages, and activities A journey through two countries in Southern Africa, Zambia and Malawi, distinguished by astonishing diversity in environments, peoples, languages, and activities. The purpose of the trip was to strengthen existing contacts with universities, training institutes, and research organizations, initiate new collaborations, and connect with some Italian NGOs active in these countries.The first part of the journey took place in Zambia. While staying in the capital, Lusaka, we visited the campus of the University...

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2nd Interregional Forum on Global Citizenship Education

2nd Interregional Forumon Global Citizenship Education On Tuesday, March 19th, from 9:30 am to 5 pm, the second Interregional Forum on Global Citizenship Education will take place in Turin, at the Greenpea space in Turin. The forum is organized as part of the R-EDUC project: Regions for Global Citizenship Education, funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation. Organized by the Piedmont Region in collaboration with the Consortium of Piedmontese NGOs, the forum will focus on the theme of sustainability, which will be explored through dialogue among regions, actors in global citizenship...

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The sea to drink: obtaining fresh water from saltwater as a solution to the water crisis.

The sea to drink: obtaining fresh water from saltwater as a solution to the water crisis. More and more countries in the African continent are betting on this seemingly efficient alternative model, but one with high energy consumption and environmental impact. And above all: who owns desalination plants in Africa? What are the environmental consequences of this process? Who will truly benefit from desalinated water? Today, almost three out of four natural disasters are water-related. By 2025, two-thirds of the world's population will live in areas affected by water stress. This is already...

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ONE HEALTH: A Holistic Approach to Safeguard Global Health

A Holistic Approach to Safeguard Global Health Climate change is ranked third, after chronic diseases and economic crises, as a threat to global health. During the Regional Conference on Climate Change and Health held in August in Malawi, Amref, along with other organizations dedicated to the continent such as AFIDEP (African Institute for Development Policy), PACJA (Panafrican Climate Justice Alliance), and the World Health Organization, shared a common African position on climate change and global health. This position harnesses the potential of the One Health approach: a collaborative approach...

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Sovranità alimentare e clima: l’agroecologia, un’alternativa che guadagna terreno.

Sovranità alimentare e clima: l’agroecologia, un’alternativa che guadagna terreno. Questo il titolo dedicato da Jeune Afrique a una rivoluzione silenziosa che si sta svolgendo negli ultimi anni in Africa, dove l’agroecologia sta guadagnando sempre più terreno. Da poco conclusosi COP28 dove le questioni agricole sono state centrali, osserviamo come questa idea di agricoltura, diametralmente opposta al modello dell’agrobusiness, sia sempre più condivisa all’interno delle organizzazioni contadine africane che trovano in essa un modo per valorizzare il lavoro, le...

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