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A Nigerian firm, Green Sahara Farms (GSF) and six others have joined the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance (CBA), a move aimed at accelerating a global transition to a bioeconomy that is climate neutral , inclusive  and prospers in harmony with nature

 

 

The new members include: Coordinator of the Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) Green Sahara Farms, Trees for Kenya, Impulso Verde Kuaspue Foundation, Rioterra, Yagasu, Nature-based Solutions Initiative and Oxford University.

 

The  CBA was established by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in 2020. The CBA is an action-oriented partnership that connects the dots between investors, companies, governmental and non-governmental organizations and local communities to advance the circular bioeconomy on the ground while restoring biodiversity globally.

 

The Managing Directtor GSF noted that the significance of the Partnership with CBA is that the seven organization  have become part of a global movement that is powered by nature and people.

 

 

He explained that the diversity of new members reflects the nature of the Alliance, which includes large and small intergovernmental organizations, companies, investors, research organizations and NGOs, who provide expertise and implement projects in areas related to the circular bioeconomy.

 

CBA Coordinator, Yitagesu Tekle pointed out that: “the CBA is growing fast both in membership and actions on the ground saying Credible and reliable local partners and science-based organizations are crucial to ensure that the CBA’s initiatives consider local context, knowledge and tradition, as well as being based on up-to-date scientific knowledge and technology."

 

Tekle welcome the new organizations saying the  CBA secretariat is looking forward to working together with them to bring the circular bioeconomy from niche to norm.”

 

The CBA’s current activities include forest landscape restoration and agroforestry projects in Africa, Europe, South America and Asia. Its global network of Living Labs for Nature, People and Planet catalyze action on the ground and demonstrate how harmony can be achieved by empowering nature and people.