Water & Environment

African entrepreneurs win UN eco awards

2011 SEED Awards, United Nations, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, ZimbabweA company that transforms groundnut shells into fuel briquettes in Gambia and a business in Kenya where women produce aloe-based skin care products are among this year’s winners of a United Nations-backed award recognising projects that help promote sustainable development.

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Flowserve goes green on Madagascar

Flowserve, goes green, on, Madagascar, africaLocal water, air and sewage treatment specialist Ozone Service Industries installs Biozone NoKak Sewage Treatment Plants on east coast of Madagascar.

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Africa to the fore in food security

Africa, to, the, fore, food security, Foresight, future, africa, farmingA new report by Foresight argues for a fundamental change to the global food system if a rapidly expanding global population is to be fed over the next 40-years

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Zimbabwe initiates sanitation and hygiene strategy

Zimbabwe, initiates, sanitation, hygiene, strategy, MDGS, africa, IWSDZimbabwe's National Action Committe on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene has developed a sanitation and hygiene strategy to accelerate access to sanitation and hygiene for the MDGSs

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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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