Latest News for: West africa plantations


Anti-deforestation push putting other ecosystems at risk: study

The Hill 28 Nov 2022
These landscapes — largely in Africa and the periphery of the Amazon — house huge reserves of carbon and support a diverse array of threatened species ...Plantation development would replace the existing ... Palm oil is a fat- and nutrient-dense food native to West Africa.

Jellyfish design could inspire swimming robots

The Hill 28 Nov 2022
... under pressure to stop buying palm oil from plantations that deforest tropical rainforests. . Palm oil — a fat- and nutrient-dense food native to West Africa but now grown in plantations across the world — is a key ingredient in consumer goods from chocolates to cosmetics.

How Humans Are Making Pandemics Three Times More Likely

Scheerpost 19 Sep 2022
Chan School of Public Health, cited the recent outbreak of Ebola Virus in West Africa as an example of how such a zoonotic spillover could happen ...There are bats that live in those forests, but they can’t live in palm oil plantations,” Bernstein said. “And so those bats moved to a part of West Africa where they infected people with Ebola.”.

‘Moment of reckoning’: Queen’s death fuels Jamaica’s republican movement

The Observer 16 Sep 2022
Africa, Jamaica, all our own ... Britain shipped an estimated 600,000 enslaved people from the west coast of Africa to work in Jamaica’s plantations and enrich the empire ... Carolyn Cooper, 71, an author and professor emerita of the University of West Indies, Mona, said ... “We’re still suffering from the legacies of the plantation.

JABULANI SIKHAKHANE: Ramaphosa should be mindful of US’s self-interest when meeting Biden

Business Day 13 Sep 2022
Enormous areas of the world’s surface were painted red on the map, from arctic Canada to tropical Africa, from the specialist plantation-crop zones of the West Indies and India to the temperate grasslands of Australia and New Zealand, from the Canadian prairies to the SA gold ...

For sugar, rum, and profit

The Day 07 Aug 2022
On January 9, 1789, the Connecticut Gazette’s lead story was an account by a sailor on a British ship describing what he witnessed on a slaving voyage between Africa and the West Indies sugar plantations ... Until production could ramp up, men like Nathaniel Shaw used their French West Indies business connections to secure more.

How the empire degraded Britain

New Statesman 24 Jun 2022
The 1760-61 uprisings in Jamaica were in part extensions of wars in West Africa; their leaders had been experienced combatants and commanders captured and sold on to slavers for transportation to the Caribbean ... Brown shows the expansion of plantation capitalism working hand in ...

Gullah Geechee: A people, a culture, a way of life: West African-descended culture celebrated at ...

The Chester News & Reporter 21 Jun 2022
“When they were brought onto the plantation, the materials changed and also in West Africa, the men made the baskets and when they came to the plantations the older women began to make the baskets, because the men were put into the fields to work,” he said.

Grenada: Confronting my family’s slave-owning past

Joy Online 12 May 2022
The artefact, usually housed in the island’s national museum, would have been used on a slave ship on the infamous middle passage from West Africa to the Caribbean ... This is where the slave ships docked from West Africa, and the enslaved emerged from their arduous journey to be sold and begin life on the plantations.

Tracking agricultural-related deforestation

Phys Dot Org 05 May 2022
Spotlight on cocoa plantations ... Findings to support this article partially come from a recently published study in which the authors identified cocoa plantations in both Ivory Coast and Ghana using satellite data from the Copernicus program ... How the cocoa industry could end deforestation in West Africa.

Georgetown County's natural beauty intertwined with its history

The Post and Courier 22 Apr 2022
The enslaved workers who planted the crops, tended them over many years and created the indigo and rice plantations brought their skills from Africa and the West Indies to Georgetown County. Today, there are more than a dozen golf courses that are built on lands that at one time had been Indigo or rice plantations.

Georgetown known for history and small town charm

The Post and Courier 22 Apr 2022
Christopher Gadsden — called by some people the “Sam Adams of the South” — owned what is today Beneventum Plantation a few miles north of Georgetown ... Many of those people had come from Africa or from the West Indies and already knew what was necessary to make the rice culture successful in Georgetown County.

From Chief Takyi to folk hero Tacky

The Gleaner 13 Apr 2022
The Gold Coast (modern-day Ghana) was one of the places in West Africa to which Europeans would go to procure people to take them back to the West Indies to enslave them on plantations. One of the biggest ethnic groups there was the Akan in which... .

Red gold: the rise and fall of West Africa's palm oil empire

Beijing News 23 Mar 2022
With the exception of "royal" oil palm plantations, established in the 18th century for palm wine in the Kingdom of Dahomey, all of West Africa's oil palms grew in wild and semi-wild groves ... plantations, thus ending West Africa's position as the global hub of palm oil production.

William and Kate face protests as they arrive in Jamaica

ITV 22 Mar 2022
A protest about Britain’s ties to Jamaica has been staged just before Prince William and Kate touched down in the country ... Credit. Advocates Network/{A ... The Royal Rota ... Britain seized this Caribbean island from the Spanish in 1655 and started a plantation economy based on sugar and cocoa – farms on which slaves from West Africa were forced to work ... PA ... .

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