Maghreb Faces Severe Challenges As Population Increases

Maghreb Faces Severe Challenges As Population Increases

By Margot Eliason, writer at Morocco World News. May 24, 2019 Rabat – The Moroccan statistics body High Commission for Planning (HCP) has released a report analyzing the demographic trends of the Maghreb region and their key influencing factors. According to the report, between 1980 and 2018, the population of the Maghreb (Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, […]

The lifeblood of Egypt is running dry

The lifeblood of Egypt is running dry

Death of the Nile By Ayah Aman, May 23, 2019. The lifeblood of Egypt is running dry The clock strikes five on a hot and dry fall morning when 60-something Ali al-Faqi makes his way through the darkness to meet up with four other farmers at the mosque of his Nile Delta village. By the […]

Drones for Tunisian Agricultural productivity

Tunisia Trains first set of Drone pilots for agricultural productivity By thespecimennews on December 14, 2018 The training which focused on handling, maintenance and the security aspects of flying drones, took place in Tunis from 19-30 November 2018 Eight pilots have successfully passed their drone flight training in Tunisia following a two-week intensive training period […]

Renewable energy to enhance food security

Many developing countries lose 30-40% harvest due to lack of storage facilities reported Binsal Abdul Kader, in GulfNews of November 17, 2018 on Adnan Z Ameen, director-general of IRENA, (pictured above, courtesy IRENA Image Credit.  Renewable energy to enhance food security across world Abu Dhabi: Adoption of renewable energy will help ensure food security across […]

Massive impact of meat-eating habits on mostly the environment

For some time now, all media have shown that the massive impact of meat-eating habits on mostly the environment, and on climate change in particular need no more any evidencing.  In effect, most studies demonstrated that low-meat diets could reduce the costs of climate change mitigation by as much as 50 per cent by 2050.  […]

Tipping point: huge wildlife loss

Tipping point: huge wildlife loss threatens the life support of our small planet Shutterstock Tom Oliver, University of Reading A report by the WWF published on October 30 reveals how our actions are degrading the natural world – the very basis on which our livelihood depends. The Living Planet Report 2018 shows that between 1970 […]

Ethnobotany of medicinal plants in Mascara, Algeria

The Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences JBES on September 26, 2018 posted an enlightening article on herbal medicine as practiced in North-Africa.  This story is about Ethnobotany of medicinal plants as practised in Mascara, a large agricultural region, 400 kilometers west of the capital city Algiers.  An abstract and introduction of the study are […]