Ghana is the world's second largest cocoa exporter. But production has declined due to crop disease and extreme dry weather. An organization from the Netherlands is helping farmers to replace their old cocoa trees.
For centuries the Mixtec community in the state of Oaxaca has been farming agave plants. They now want to share their traditions with outsiders. The farmers have the support of Rutopia, a startup from Mexico City that promotes rural eco-tourism.
The 7th edition of World Government Summit was held in Dubai, gathering world leaders alongside experts in the sectors of technology, economy, environment and wellbeing.
UAE-based researchers are exploring how switching between languages affects the body and brain.
Following the defeat of the terror organization Islamic State, the families of thousands of dead militants are stranded in refugee camps in Iraq. They're shunned in the camps, and outcasts in the country.
Amelia Ceballos Melenciano is 16 years old and comes from the Cinco de April quarter of the San Cristobal municipality in the Dominican Republic.
In the rainy season, the Rio Magdalena in Colombia creates a vast area of wetlands. But now its flood plains are threatened by climate change, agriculture and logging. A women's initiative is fighting to save this vital natural resource.
The Abu Dhabi Publishing Forum came to a close on January 30th, following three days of workshops and panel discussions on the industry's latest trends.
DJ Jazzy Jeff, famous for starring in the 90's television series ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’, came to the United Arab Emirates to perform his latest set.
The United Arab Emirates is aiming to increase numbers of its indigenous animals by improving their natural habitats.
Conservationist and primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, famous for observing wild chimpanzees in Africa in the 1960’s, came to the United Arab Emirates as part of a Roots and Shoots promotional tour.
Large swathes of the Peruvian Andes have been almost completely deforested, and action has been taken to reverse that in recent years. The hope is that the annual tree-planting events will bring back the forests.
A popular snack on Tenerife is fried potatoes served with various special sauces - even chocolate!
Wild dogs are among the most endangered carnivores in Africa, with only several thousand left. The Save Valley Conservancy in southeastern Zimbabwe is one of the last places they can roam freely.
Masih Alinejad comes from Iran but lives in exile. She rose to prominence thanks to her online campaigns 'My Stealthy Freedom' and 'White Wednesdays.' Her protest against Iran's compulsory hijab rule has won her followers from around the world.
The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is sinking by up to 25 centimeters every year. More than 30 million people in and around the city are at risk. Now urban planners have begun to act in the hope of averting disaster.
Jordan is one of the driest countries in the world. The water sector accounts for some 15 percent of the country's electricity use. Energy efficient pumps aim to reduce that consumption and limit the harm done to the environment.
The Kalunga live in remote settlements in the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park in Brazil. These people of African origin whose ancestors were slaves still live in poverty, usually off-grid. The NGO Litro de Luz is introducing them to solar power.
15-year-old Ivea Simeonova comes from Sofia. One day she would like to be a pediatrician.
Joseph Ingram and his family run a snack bar in the countryside of Cayo District. They serve barbecued pork and chicken with rice and beans, vegetables and tortillas.
Millions of people in South Africa don't have enough to eat. Still, a third of all the food there is thrown away. Now some producers and supermarkets are giving away food that's past its sell-by date to people in need.
The waste crisis in Lebanon is a constant problem. It's due to the combination of corruption, poor governance and weak infrastructure seen in many countries. What can be done with the massive amounts of garbage, produced in our globalized world?
The former Soviet Republic of Moldova - one of the poorest countries in Europe - relies heavily on Russia for its energy needs. A German NGO is helping increase the country's energy efficiency, starting with the residential sector.
Jessemy Stafford is 17 and lives in the Caribbean. He's doing an apprenticeship as an electrical engineer, and after that he wants to study. Ever since he was a child, Jessemy's been mad about cricket, and hopes one day to play for his national team.
27-year-old Iman Usman belongs to the Global Shaper network. A successful entrepreneur, in 2014 he developed Ruangguru, an interactive learning platform that already has some 10 million users in Indonesia.
The residents of Atimonan, a coastal town in the Philippines, are resisting the construction of new power plants. Coal is still the main source of power generation in the country, where green electricity plays only a niche role.
In Kenya you can measure economic growth by the number of shopping malls that have sprung up in the capital Nairobi. They cater to the small upper class and are out of reach for most people. Almost 40 percent live on less than two dollars a day.
Around the world, about 7,000 newborns die every day. Hospitals in many emerging and developing countries lack the necessary medical equipment to save them. One social entrepreneur decided it was time to change that.
Most people associate Caribbean beaches with fine, white sand. But in Mexico more and more tourists are being confronted with stinking sargassum. How can the problem be tackled? One idea is to dry it and build houses with it. A prototype exists.
The Caribbean island of Cozumel is a favorite tourist destination. Five million visitors come here every year. But mass tourism is both a blessing and a curse.
The Psisu restaurant in Greece's second largest city of Thessaloniki specializes is gyros. It's popular with locals and tourists alike.
'Shujaaz' was launched in 2009. It began life as a free comic, and is now a multi-media platform that aims to improve the lives and livelihoods of young people in East Africa.
How do you plan a city that has to contend with a steady river of newcomers? At the African Design Centre, Christian Benimana teaches young designers and urban planners to come up with sustainable solutions for both housing and infrastructure.
Beijing was once filled with bicycles. But as prosperity grew, those who could swapped their bikes for automobiles. Now bike-share systems have hit the scene. Will two-wheeled transportation soon rule the roads in China's capital once again?
70 percent of global CO2 emissions are connected to city living. The greener a city is, the more carbon dioxide is absorbed and oxygen produced. Trees and plants also help regulate the temperature.
Traffic congestion is a huge problem in major cities. But there are efficient ways to work the transportation system. In Vilnius, around a quarter of the population use a mobility platform to help them get from A to B.
The air quality in Hanoi will leave you breathless, and not in a good way. Now the city is actively tackling the problem with help from the Germany Development Agency. They're gathering data, educating and taking action for a greener Hanoi.
A group of Syrian women founded an organization last year called "Families for Freedom". They want to save their missing people from being forgotten. They're travelling around Europe by bus with pictures of their loved ones.
The Dominican Republic has a refuse problem. Most trash is neither sorted nor recycled. In San Cristobal, the German development agency GIZ is helping to set up a modern trash disposal and recycling system.
Tacos al pastor is a Mexican snack said to be derived from the Middle East speciality shawarma, brought to the country by Lebanese migrants. In Mexico the main ingredient is pork marinated in pineapple and chili.
In order to meet the huge demand for the traditional remedies known as 'muti', plants in South Africa are being harvested on a scale that is no longer sustainable. The pepper-bark tree, for example, is widely used, even though it is endangered.
This island nation in the Caribbean looks like paradise, but it's often oppressively hot. The FC air conditioners people usually rely on there are real climate killers. That's why engineers are now encouraging people to install green AC systems.
According to her customers, Kadiatou Wade is a real master of beignets, a kind of doughnut. Her winning recipe includes flour, milk, sugar, eggs, yeast, nutmeg - and a few secrets she refuses to share.
Jenny always had plenty of room in her home near Malmo when she lived alone. But things have gotten a little tighter since she started sharing her four walls with two refugees. She says it's her way of giving something back to the world.
There were none left in Uganda until the Rhino Fund imported a few and started a breeding program. Now there are 24 at its sanctuary in Ziwa, protected by a large team of rangers.