Africa

A woman in a white shirt is surrounded by wildlife rangers wearing green jumpsuits. The group holds a large white picture frame with text that reads, "I conquered the Wildlife Ranger Challenge. #ForWildlifeRangers," and five logos of supporting organizations fill the bottom of the frame.

Wildlife lawyer and farmer Taku Mutezo, in white, poses for a photograph at the Wildlife Ranger Challenge, a project to both raise funds and awareness of the struggles facing wildlife rangers across Africa. (Photo courtesy Taku Mutezo)

Mandela Washington Fellow
Wildlife lawyer and farmer Taku Mutezo has a solution to Zimbabwe's human-wildlife conflict that uses natural and local resources, and benefits the community as well.
Experience the Magnificent African Elephant in 360 VR
Experience the Magnificent African Elephant in 360 VR
The George Washington University
African elephants are quickly disappearing from this planet solely because of humans. With one hundred elephants killed each day by poachers seeking ivory tusks, the situation is a crisis.
Director of Academic Adventures, Planet Forward
As the world’s population nears 9 billion by 2050 everyone from astronauts to zookeepers are trying to figure out innovations to feed our constantly populating planet.
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
Necessity is the mother of invention, and the necessity for cheap, imported goods in Ethiopia has led to a boom in recycling.
Video by Anna Sumi and Alyssa Bruns
Video by Anna Sumi and Alyssa Bruns
The George Washington University
Women face unique challenges when it comes to climate change, especially where water is concerned.
The Practical Utility Platform
The Practical Utility Platform
Purdue University
The Challenge: Rural Transportation and Farm Power Many developing countries are challenged by poor roads in rural areas and few affordable transport options. Without good transportation, access to food, farm inputs, education, and markets is... Read More
University of Arizona Honors College
Rice seems simple, but its genetics are complex. Unlocking them could be the key to feeding Africa.
FAO Successes
Graphic Designer, Planet Forward
Who's climate-smart already? We take a look at three cases where the climate-smart agriculture approach has helped communities face climate change.
Pivot Point, Inc.
Morehouse College - "Rocket Stoves"
NAIROBI, Kenya – Three Kenyan women saw a problem in their country: payment delays and unfair practices in the largest industry around, agriculture. They came together to find a solution: M-Farm.

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