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antiwar downloads used to come from super. to be. very kind of interactive exercises writing about d.w. dot com slashdot internet and on facebook in the uk still. plenty german for free but devon you. while come to eco africa your environmental magazine show today we have a lot on how to protect or make the most of the resources that we have you'd be surprised my name is the show and i'm joined by my colleague mt. hi i'm now at hackney coming to you from lagos nigeria and will be looking for more green ideas
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this week so let's have a look at what we've prepared for you in this edition of eco africa. we will be hunting down the sick with primate resistant may see you have done as well even in dry soil. and what should gonna do with the waste from human level 100 printed in our ground has come up with an eco friendly idea. we start the show with africa's highest mountain range there are glaciers on the slopes of the runs over the mountains in uganda where global warming is threatening the future of the unesco world heritage site now and the district of casa said wants to do something about it by shifting to a 100 percent renewable energy our reporter visited the region to find out more about the ambitious plans. so there are family does not have any electric lights just a passing lamp and
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a sign to see in the long dark nights. where the family lives in. a village in southwestern uganda the main source of income is farming. to get better i feel when i need power i send a child to get it we buy some every day because it's hard to get money i buy just a little when it's gone the next day to buy some more. family spends around a 1000 ugandan shillings around $25.00 u.s. cents a day for a small amount of pathing also called kerosene. the water isn't consists of districts which is homes in the only 700000 people. today sunday and many are making their way to church this cable is part of the national electric grid but he says just 20 percent of the population recover youngers mail of
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a minister policy of a sissy he wants white scale change including gets in bed of the paraffin lamps which are known as a bill to congo produces. so we would want one treated needed good says the biggest couple it is the music gets little combinations in the. coming and going to those everyone in the minister patted saint and everyone knows him he wants to win them over to his big idea by 2022 once all of the sensitive is supplied by renewable energy. his motivation lies in the snow capped when zorin mountains which are often shrouded in fog. and well. pushed into working 100 percent over and i do it because i wanted to save the grass. we called by no means will undermine your words of the people of this north and if you look at the trend agree
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to this nor is it a credence disappearing. under the commission's i'm told us it will disappear by 2030 so to save it and therefore the civil war and then when we decided to go under the bus and unmovable. there when sorry mountains provide the very basics of life water to make sure the water does not try up the mayor has come up with this plan to convert the entire districts of cossey c. to renewable energy including schools and hospitals the main source will be solar power joseph cuts where is the c. sit district natural resource officer he's keen to see the project go ahead. so i. went to places that are going to be able to serve us $9.00. metric ton is of. week and therefore this means that if you spread it across the 52 weeks
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into thirty's that of the population that has adopted the solar we have about 5000000 metric tons of carbon emissions to do that must be an effective way to destress is still a long way from 100 percent renewable energy. nearly 2 thirds of the people of assisi still rely on paraffin lamps i feel us behind and i also want a solar panel but i don't have the money. low interest loans or aid programs could help but there also is schultz apply here. sequels the projects are still very big. the 200 the 100 percent by 2020 but really do have learned to listen to the implementation periods of. mystical art by the 20 foot shall reach 100 percent. as even. alice fills
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a lamp with paraffin perhaps the family will also have a solar powered lamp. in the night. i'm sure you heard about the share butter in africa it's often used for cooking i mean europe for cosmetics but the would have to share not trees also or high energy fuel material that's randall came across it's frequently made into a charcoal resulting in deforestation now one organization wants to come but the problem what are you doing. the group is training women to make it stop quality shared data and battling to get shared back to recognized as an organic product it's a live tree is worth more than a dead one then days hoping that the felling will stop. deforestation is a huge problem in the fast so over $100000.00 hectares of forest are lost each year much of the wood is used to produce charcoal for cooking. we've adopted various
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measures to try to reverse this trend but it's true that illegal logging is still taking place in our forests. and we n.g.o.s are working together with the state to finally put a stop to this phenomenon in burkina faso please do do for when you were good enough. but trees produce more than just wood these women are collecting the fruits of the shade tree ready to turn it into shape after a project used in many cosmetics and creams comment is to bury checks the quality of the fruit he works for a local ngo called c e 8 s. it's training the women to produce more that's a quality shea butter. allow them to increase their income making their families less likely to cut down the shade trees illegally the ngo has told the winter process the fruit as quickly as possible before it can be attacked by insects or the kernels begin to germinate when you know we used to gather the fruit into
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a heap and leave it until we were ready now we boil it up as soon as we've collected it and then put it out to dry in the sun the butter we get now is much better. this store in the capital walk into sells all kinds of goods made from shape ranging from baby care products to vaseline and they say butter is an important export product the shop owner is already feeling the impact of the illegal shade tree felling. that the production output has gone down compared to 10 years ago and that's reflected in the price we used to pay 302400 francs for one kilo now we pay double the price because the product has become more rare. and that's because. there are fewer trees and. see a lot of protecting the trees is the name of c.a.'s here in the southwest of the
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country the n.g.o.s recently installed a modern shea butter production unit here 200 used to be very has been training some of the women from the local village of soup are going to go. crushing or say kernels provides the wrong material for the batter. the work is physically much easier and the women are able to produce more better the quality is also improved so they've seen their incomes go up significantly. while we're looking at the future of our children school fees and health care for our kids. the n.-g. o. hopes that by improving the women's financial situation this will in turn help to protect shadetree. it is in part the families of these women who are chopping down the trees so if we can convince them of the importance of protecting the trees they can in turn help to persuade others and when they see they can earn more from the butter they'll be more motivated to
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protect that source of income in. the projects in bikini 1st so count on the women and their families realizing that it's in their own best interest to keep the shade trees a life. let's head to germany now this spring has also seen a fart so that's a rain in large parts of the country farmers already warning that the harvest could be severely affected the german startup seed forward is responding to this challenge it is searching for ways to make climate resistant seed in a natural and environmentally sound manner now it really looks as if the startup has come up with some solutions. this looks like an ordinary field but what's growing here is something of a sensation the founders of the startup seed forward have come to see how things are progressing before planting the seeds used here were treated with a special environmentally friendly coating which is currently being tested by an
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independent authority so far everything's going to plan on the us money. as you can see when i pull up a clump more soil sticks to the roots and they're hard to separate. and if you look more closely there are lots of fine roots holding the soil together and connecting the plants. and also a big strong root system considering it's this early in the season that's very exciting. the success in the field is the result of lengthy laboratory experiments for a few years now biologists alcohol has been working with seed forward to develop natural nutrients and soil bacteria known as biologicals these help the plants to grow better without using chemical substances the scientists have worked with all kinds of seeds ranging from the lilac bush to the potato plant. so. you know when they're very difficult. you can never predict how much active ingredient is
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contained in the particular substrate the you have all the plants all microorganisms that you're using so it's a bit like natural medicines to come in. it may be easier to treat seeds with chemicals but the biological method produces better results the. plants are green are more stable and have stronger roots. so happy and i didn't expect the differences to be so obvious i thought that certain inequalities might improve and later the growth rate i expected more of a general tendency and you could get some things have had spectacular results that i never expected. the formula for the seed dressing was developed by young beta not even his business partner yacob postman knows the exact recipe on the basis of their experiments in the laboratory in the greenhouse they launched their 1st product a blue coating that contains organic substances which stimulate the corn to grow better in dry climates. the company has found farmers to plant the new corn seeds.
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is one of them this year his soil is once again much to dry he's hoping the new blue corn will cope well with the arid conditions it needs less water than conventional corn seed and requires no special treatment. the blue protective covering biodegrades after 6 to 8 weeks by that time it has already served its purpose. i just go to the fruit of having a good feeling about it is already worth a lot. and in the end it should produce a greater yield so the investment in the spring will pay off in the fall. both young return and yakob plus one have spent a lot of time in africa it's where they 1st met increasing crop yields under difficult climatic conditions is of great interest to them at the moment their products are best suited to conditions in europe but blue seeds are being tested in
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malawi by an aid organization if all goes well seed forward will begin developing seeds tailored specifically to conditions in regions of africa you could minimal and possibly could then adapt it to local conditions so that it could be stored longer and have more water retention capacity that would involve putting more. of the substance of the seeds that's the only thing we change when we produce it locally exported from here exporting. the 2 entrepreneurs say corn is just the beginning they've now set their sights on a number of other crops and they also want to start using biologicals to treat various vegetable seeds their fully organic methods are not only good for the soil the scientists believe they could also help improve food security in extremely dry regions. if you're one of our regular viewers i suspect what you might be thinking about our next video oh now nots was a high sense again but i can assure you that there really major concern right
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behind it was tito's they block up waterways a sawfish of oxygen and an ideal habitat for the snails that carry the parasites that causes the disease bilharzia what people in the west african country have been in so in this regard into a valuable resource as you'll see in this week's doing your bit. hyacinths pose a huge problem for fishing communities in africa. the aquatic plant can carpet lakes so densely that boats can barely glide across the surface. international conservation organization rare wants to see the weed turned into a useful resource farmers in africa can learn how in seminars like this one in burning after being collected the plants are left to dry in the sun. then they're mixed with carol dome and water. 2
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months later the water hyacinths have become compost. the resulting organic fertiliser doesn't just help to increase crop yields. well. since we started using the composite we feel well and healthy. well we don't get sick as often as we used to so that this is i tell my whole family they should use this composite as well because chemical fertilizers make you ill. but to deal with. the composting initiatives benefits farmers fishermen and the environment. if your plants close the lakes which is better for the fish and the fisherman. and the fresh compost saves the farmers money and improves soil quality . over 5000 tons of the water hyacinth have already been converted into garden gold. and how about you. if you are also
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doing your bit tell us about it. visit our website or send us a tweet hash tag doing your bit. we share your story. what's a high since all real all round you can make bags and bosco's from them or use them as fertilizers to improve harvest yields another good idea about how to use problem products for positive ends comes from greece give us the lowdown empty indeed in the city of tesla plastic which is being of cycle getting a whole new light what would have been trash is turned into a public benches and chairs what's more they are using precision exciting technology to make them the project is called print your city maybe that will give you a clue. plastic recycled into a new form with
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a new function. the seating elements and the greek port city of thessaloniki are part of a project called print your city. plastic waste is up cycled its furniture from a 3 d. printer. the idea came from the dutch design studio the new roth. us from greece is one of the projects founders. plastic is a mis understood material which is it's not the material that's the problem because about how we use it for the packaging for example yeah but i did my skill as it might only be used for a few seconds but it never degrade so i could not but you know if we use it in some other way later we can change things and improve our lives. this is precisely what kano soccer's hopes to achieve with the project. a diagnosis that god designed the furniture to allow people to experience public spaces in a new way with different last years. rather than sitting right they can relax a bit more if the if they were sitting in their own living room. this is the
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feeling we'd like to put across these and bring private living space into public spaces of the fundamental the most. anyone who wishes to participate can suggest designs online or select pieces of furniture from the various templates the ones that are selected most often go into print try to save it i was so happy when i was walking through town one day and saw that a bench i had designed had been printed and then it's there for everyone thank you to the others that you know. as soon as a new design template goes online the amount of recycled plastic needed for the 3 d. printing process is calculated automatically. at the 0 waste or research initiative of the new raw people in fessler nikki can find out about recycling and deposit the plastic trash cleaned sorted shredded and melted down.
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personally i don't like to just throw things out at all besides i think we ought to have a responsible attitude toward our planet. after all we use its resources year by year. it takes about 70 kilos of plastic and 10 hours to make a park bench from a 3 d. printer. 9 of the colorful seats are given placed around thessaloniki center and more a plan to eventually the idea is to spread them all around the city. the combination of recycling and design is proving a hit with the locals and visitors alike. it's very impressive to see that you can transform waste into something a static in this way it's my you're picking on it that everyone can enjoy it and said here with their friends it's a definite gain. nothing negative about it might be possible. and if the park
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benches ever fall apart simply be recycled. what a wonderful idea but back to africa now ghana is a country that takes most waste from you there are a number of bright ideas about what could be made from electronic scraps such as used. but guess what we will let you see for yourself. between 208000 batteries. made by mark. and his team. recycled from old. tests and every one of them. were the good ones now when they were. to. mark.
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a regular job. at the university of resources. he set up this 2 years ago he designed the housing for the battery on his laptop and recently began using a 3 d. printer for the high precision while once competed the pilots you can be hooked up . which then. and they were. part. the power tubes have an operating life of between 2110 years depending on the condition of the batteries then you just repeat them with the used batteries. refreshed recall with barclays and try to give them a 2nd chance of course the person i am wearing means 3 go arounds carts in full and
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these working circuit and there who are from the system. for most of. us are them are scarps and others are. has a thriving used electronics market but in other cities too such as. any people do a lot of take recycling. mark has found suppliers to have used bed trees across the country anthony acco from started repairing electronics goods 13 years ago. he still has also become an employee of used batteries which he now sells to and his team but to me when i'm an almost i saw right away that this was a good business opportunity they only scale in time and what they want. we try to hold on to our ally in the 20 was their one especially business and no longer gives them to the scrum here. in the form of. 10 power tubes have been sold so far
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they don't come cheap they can cost between 871500 euros. their customers include both private individuals and public sector institutions such as this health care center if this power outage they just time on the power tube. we've been using power to for several years now in fact it wasn't being of tremendous benefit because there's a power fluctuation in a crack here especially in the hudson so ever since we started it it's us even given as a more powerful. want to go and that's a cost thanks. to my sins in his quest to provide viable solutions to power shortages mark always takes the environment into consideration but he's here and
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they would see us we keep them well classwork and it's we saw recycling them for the do not go back to pollute the environment. the power to invent and he steam and need more financing in order to increase production finding old batteries will be no problem here. now it's just amazing how these people gave those laptop batteries a 2nd to live for the sake of the environment that's it for today from africa pan african european environment show thank you and see you next week goodbye from lagos nigeria. thanks andy as always it was fun hosting the program with you and if any of you want to find out more go to our website the address will be on your screen in a moment or even better if you have something to say about any of all stories right to us on our social media platforms now it's goodbye for me to from johannesburg
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