Water & Environment

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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Water supply in South Africa

Water, supply, South, Africa, 2030 Water Resources Group, scarcity, future, economic

Business group’s insights into the critical issue of water resource scarcity suggest that challenges lie ahead, but that none are insurmountable

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Russian firm sets up fertiliser plant in Zambia

Agrobiotech of Russia and the Zambian government sign deal to set up fertiliser plant in Kapiri Mposhi, Central Province

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