Water & Environment

Global demand for Africa’s land affecting local water cost

Global demand, Africa, land, affecting, local water, cost, Malawi, JICAInformal irrigation arrangements used by local Malawian farmers’ groups have been far more successful than top-down projects piloted by development agencies at improving farmers’ livelihoods, and have increased the amount of irrigated land in the country

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Tideland lanterns for port of Mombasa

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Tideland Signal Limited, wins major contract to supply lanterns for Kenya Ports Authority in Mombasa harbour

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Empowering a clean water project

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Cell phone technology is taking a lead role in supporting the provision of clean, potable water to four million Kenyans

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Investments in pastoralism offer hope for droughts in East Africa

As hunger spreads among more than 12mn people in the Horn of Africa, a study by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) of the response to Kenya’s last devastating drought, in 2008-2009, finds that investments aimed at increasing the mobility of livestock herders – a way of life often viewed as “backward” despite being the most economical and productive use of Kenya’s drylands – could be the key to averting future food crises in arid lands

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Q&A with Alexander Mueller at FAO

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The vulnerability of rain-dependent food production systems and the people who depend on them has been brought into stark relief by the situation in East Africa

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