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On Earth Day 2022, Faith Leaders in Africa Call for Increased Investment in Agroecology

Apr 22, 2022

On the annual International Mother Earth Day observed April 22, representatives of various Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and Civil Societies Organizations (CSOs) in Africa have called for increased investment in agroecology to guarantee sustainable food systems on the continent.

Some of the beneficiaries of agroecology training offered by Salesians in Senegal. Credit: Agenzia Info Salesiana (ANS)

Salesians Empowering Youths in Senegal through Training in Agroecology

Apr 17, 2021

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) serving in Senegal are empowering young people in the West African nation with skills in agroecology, officials have reported.

Mr. Eugene Kabilika, Executive Director of Caritas Zambia. / Caritas Zambia/Facebook Page.

Recently Launched Journalism Award to Boost Zambia’s Climate Change Advocacy: Official

Nov 5, 2020

The Agro-ecology and Climate Change Media Awards, which Caritas Zambia launched October 29 in partnership with Action Aid and Zambia’s Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM Zambia) aims at improving advocacy on climate emergency, an official has told ACI Africa.

Agroecology farmers in Nyahururu, Kenya showcase their farm produce during the 2019 Agroecology Conference. / Caritas Archdiocese of Kisumu/ Facebook

Equipped in Self-sustenance, 4,000 Agroecology Farmers in Kenya Managing amid COVID-19

Jul 2, 2020

Some 4,000 farmers practicing agroecology in Kenya have not had the negative impacts of COVID-19 crisis having been equipped with skills that foster self-sustenance, ACI Africa has been told.

Bishop Joseph Mbatia (on mic) of Nyahururu Diocese reads the communique of the agroecology conference 2019. He is flanked by, from left Margaret Mwaniki (Caritas Africa), Stellamaris Muelar (Fastenopfer), Dennis Kioko (Trocaire) and Hellen Owiti (Trocaire) / CISA

Kenya’s Multi-Agency Conference on Agroecology Commits to Catholic Identity, Involve Youth

Nov 29, 2019

The four-day multi-agency conference on agroecology concluded Thursday, November 28, in Kenya’s Nyahururu town with participants resolving to draw inspiration from the social teaching of the Catholic Church and to engage various actors especially young people among other commitments that can enhance food security and environmental protection in the East African country.

Fr. John Nene (standing - Caritas Nyahururu); From left: Stephen KItuku (Caritas Kenya), Dennis Kioko (Trocaire), Stellamaris Muelar (Fastenopfer), Margaret Mwaniki (Caritas Africa), and Hellen Owiti (Trocaire) / ACI Africa

Laudato Si’ An Inspiration to Ongoing Multi-Agency Conference on Agroecology in Kenya

Nov 28, 2019

Some four years after Pope Francis released the Encyclical Letter ‘Laudato si’ (on care for our common home) in which he made recommendations toward environmental protection and decried human activities leading to degradation and global warming, the widely circulated document has inspired the multi-agency conference on agroecology, the first of its kind in the East African country of Kenya, one of the organizers of the four-day event told ACI Africa in Nyahururu, the venue of the convention.

Banner of the multi-agency conference on agroecology in Kenya, taking place at the Tabor Hill Pastoral Centre in Nyahururu in Kenya / ACI Africa

Attaining Food Security Key Focus of First Multi-Agency Conference on Agroecology in Kenya

Nov 26, 2019

Months after the global community was invited to work toward realizing the United Nations (UN) Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 launched in May 2019 and offering, among other goals, an opportunity to eradicate hunger, a multi-agency conference has been convened in Kenya’s Nyahururu town with participants taking food security as one of the key focus areas.