Roadmap To A Sustainable Cocoa Sector Launched in Liberia

A Roadmap to a Sustainable Cocoa Sector in Liberia has been launched in Monrovia with a call on all actors to unite and make the sector viable to boost the economy. The roadmap was developed by IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative, Grow Liberia and Solidaridad with funding from the European Union in Liberia through the Liberia Cocoa Sector Improvement Programme (LICSIP). Michael S. Doe, country representative of Solidaridad in Liberia, said the roadmap will contribute to the revitalization…

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356 Elephants Died Suddenly. The Cause Is a Mystery.

Some conservationists say the recent die-off in Botswana could be natural, but others expressed more concern. On May 25, conservationists were flying over Botswana’s Okavango Panhandle when they counted something disturbing: 169 dead elephants. A second flight in June revealed more carcasses, bringing the total to 356. Some of the animals appeared to have died suddenly, collapsing chest-first while walking or running. No tusks were removed, suggesting that poaching for ivory may not be to blame. But experts are…

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