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Wendi Bernadette Losha

Wendi Bernadette Losha coordinates ACTWID-Kongadzem, a rural women’s group from Cameroon and is currently in Durban at COP17 to represent their interests. Before leaving for Durban she explained to Leocadia Bongben why ‘slash and burn’ farming techniques are bad for both local agriculture and the environment and why the Durban conference must provide alternatives for small scale farmers.

Journalism by Wendi Bernadette Losha

Rural women want alternatives to ‘slash and burn’

11/30/2011

Slash and burn methods adopted by farmers have seen swathes of forest in the centre of the country go up in flames to create farmland in Sierra Leone - Fredrik Naumann | Panos Pictures

Before leaving for Durban, Wendi Bernadette Losha explained to Leocadia Bongben why ‘slash and burn’ farming techniques are bad for both local agriculture and the environment and why the Durban conference must provide alternatives for small scale farmers.

Wendi Bernadette Losha