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GREEN AFRICA: History of Environmental care in Africa.

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THIS WEEK’S TOPIC:  History of Environmental care in Africa.


Africa's environmental history is written in the hearts of its people. Much of the past experiences are reflected in the peoples' relationship with the earth rather than in collection of precious zoological, metallurgical, and anthropological specimens, or discovery proclamations. Nevertheless, Media imagery and accounts of declining natural resources have dominated public perceptions of Africa. Many people argue that the adverse effect of governance, economics, and sociology on the continent is what’s causing the quality of the environment to deteriorate at a profound pace. The alleged destructive processes include deforestation, erosion, pollution, loss of soil fertility, increasing drought, and the loss of biodiversity.

How accurate are these assertions of environmental decline? Who are the victims and who are perpetrators? What and where are the casualties?

One of Africa's biggest challenges is the need to develop environmentally sustainable ways of living for its people. We hope that by understanding the processes that shaped Africa's environmental history in the last few centuries, we can begin to decipher the necessary environmental adjustment and encourage a positively practical sustainable environment.


Green Africa is a weekly environmental discussion on AV radio, created to help mobilize a fresh understanding of Africa’s responsibilities in the universal ecosystem and generate consensus for right action. 



Host: Dan Miner

Host: Ernest K. Opong