EMG - Environmental Monitoring Group
active in the following countries
works with Both ENDS on
Both ENDS and EMG are working together on a project called Drynet since 2007. Drynet is a global initiative for the future of drylands, and the first global project by civil society organisations that aims to strengthen local organisations in order to get desertification higher on policy agendas.
added value of partnership
Drynet's various partners work together in many areas. So, for instance, they support one another in their communications with various donors, coordinate the programme together and contribute knowledge according to their expertise.
Both ENDS works with partners around the world to ensure that land is governed fairly and inclusively and managed sustainably with priority for the rights and interests of local communities.
News / 20 June 2021
South Africa is the home of rooibos, an ancient, health giving herbal infusion, discovered thousands of years ago by the KhoiSan, indigenous peoples of the Southern part of Africa. During the last century, rooibos has been increasingly commercialised, mainly by white South African farmers who produce it on a very large scale, causing environmental damage, soil erosion and loss of biodiversity. Fortunately, small-scale, environmentally sound and community-led rooibos cultivation initiatives also exist. Our long-standing South African partner Environmental Monitoring Group (EMG) has, for more than two decades, been involved in this type of rooibos cultivation with the communities in the Suid Bokkeveld, in the western part of South Africa. Although it was not always easy, Noel Oettle, senior advisor at EMG, thinks this way of producing is the future.