Deutsche Welle's Eco Africa showcases innovative concepts and best practice projects from Africa and Europe and presents environment and climate change ideas that inspire others to get on board or start something of their own. Eco Africa offers insight and moves people to help protect the environment.
Widespread hunting in Nigeria has seen the country's animal population continue to fall. With no effective laws against animal abuse and trade, Chinedu Mogbo is trying to combat it by setting up a sanctuary for animals.
A program in Niger is pairing disabled people with benefactors who give them the chance to use a section of land to grow produce. Not only can they feed themselves and their families, but they can also make a profit.
A school in Uganda not only teaches classic subjects, the kids also make charcoal for the kitchen, tend a garden and have a fish pond. It saves money and teaches them to preserve resources. It's a lesson for the future.
After analyzing why the country's mangroves were being cut down, an NGO finally had the right battle tools: better ovens to smoke fish, more effective rice planting and a way to use solar power for salt production.
Some local farmers in South Africa's Eastern Cape switched to producing indigenous plants to extract essential oils as an alternative source of income. The herbs require little water and help prevent desertification.
Energy entrepreneur Sulaiman Yusuf is developing what he calls "off the grid homes" using solar and hydro turbines to offer residents an eco-friendlier alternative to the Nigerian government's power infrastructure.
Since 2012 an institute in Germany has been training researchers from Ethiopia how to supplement crops with traditional grains and vegetables. Their goal is for farmers to be better able to adapt to climate change.
A new app is helping fight forest clearing by identifying good agricultural land. Using software called GeoPoppy, an NGO has found abandoned and fertile fields where farmers can grow crops without cutting down trees.