Kia pledges African shrub planting support

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million to plant six million shrubs in Mali, West Africa over the next three years. The project, called ‘Kia – Planting for a Better Life’, will help to boost agriculture and economic activity for farmers and their farmers in Mali, with the car maker pledging to donate [.]. Kia Africa Charity MaliKia has pledged to donate up to €1.5

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GlobalData: Global lithium production to triple over the next four years

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million tons; Congo (Kinshasa), Russia, and Serbia, 1 million tons each; Czechia, 840,000 tons; Zimbabwe, 500,000 tons; Spain, 400,000 tons; Mali, 200,000 tons; Brazil and Mexico, 180,000 tons each; Portugal, 100,000 tons; and Austria, 50,000 tons.

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Charity claims biofuels are ‘fuelling hunger’

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While the action against poverty charity criticised US-based maize ethanol production for yielding one of the lowest carbon savings, the new report also found examples of high carbon saving biofuel production including smaller scale schemes where biofuel is grown by communities to meet their own energy needs for instance, in Mali where farmers are growing jatropha alongside millet and sorghum.

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