D.A. Barber

  • Upcoming Conferences Shine Light on Sub-Saharan Solar Energy

    By D.A. Barber, 5:02 pm AFKI Original

    Solar energy development is on an upswing in sub-Saharan Africa. There are at least four major solar conferences, including three in South Africa and one in Kenya, scheduled for 2014 in Africa. How will massive solar projects impact the grid of tomorrow?

  • Is Africa Becoming a Wind Energy Powerhouse?

    By D.A. Barber, 10:51 am AFKI Original

    Africa is seeing a massive leap in wind energy development, putting it ahead of many developing countries, and foreign investors are bullish. Ethiopia alone has an estimated wind power potential estimated to be the total installed electricity capacity from all sources in the U.S. South Africa is on track to become one of the fastest-growing renewable energy markets in the world.

  • Taking A Bite Out Of African Food Insecurity

    By D.A. Barber, 8:15 am AFKI Original

    For Africa, food insecurity issues range from ineffective farming practices and crop losses all along the supply chain, to farmers being driven from their lands in areas of conflict. And while 2014 International Year of Family Farming is meant to draw attention to these issues globally, specific projects will deal with these issues in a handful for African countries.

  • Congo Basin Countries Struggle To Curb ‘Conflict Timber’

    By D.A. Barber, 10:19 am

    The 700-million-acre Congo Basin is home to the world’s second-largest tropical rainforest after Amazonia. Recent research shows the African rainforest may be a larger carbon storehouse and a key resource for stabilizing global climate change.