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Kikwete dedicates degree to motivate farmers - Daily News

Kikwete dedicates degree to motivate farmers - Daily News | Water Management | Scoop.it
Daily News Kikwete dedicates degree to motivate farmers Daily News PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete has dedicated his latest Honorary Degree of Doctor of Law from a Canadian university to all Tanzanians and especially small holder farmers who are striving...
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allAfrica.com: Tanzania: Emphasis Should Now Be On Rain Water Harvesting

allAfrica.com: Tanzania: Emphasis Should Now Be On Rain Water Harvesting | Water Management | Scoop.it

allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience (RT @rainwaterguru: Tanzania - Emphasis Should Now Be On Rain Water Harvesting http://t.co/iBuRIyA1OJ #tanzania via @allafrica)...

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Harvesting rainfall would tackle water shortage – CSIR | citifmonline

Harvesting rainfall would tackle water shortage – CSIR | citifmonline | Water Management | Scoop.it
The Director of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Dr. George Essebgey has emphasized the need for Ganaians to cultivate rainwater harvesting (RWH) as a means of tackling water crises in the country.
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How three agribusinesses have improved their engagement with smallholders - How we made it in Africa

How three agribusinesses have improved their engagement with smallholders - How we made it in Africa | Water Management | Scoop.it
How three agribusinesses have improved their engagement with smallholders How we made it in Africa AACE Foods is a Nigerian startup agroprocessing company in Nigeria, which processes and packages nutritious food made from fruits, herbs and...
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Rainwater Harvesting - The Log

Rainwater Harvesting - The Log | Water Management | Scoop.it
Rain…what is rain? Rain is defined as: “Rain is liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then precipitated—that is, become heavy enough to fall under gravity.
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Smallholder farming: a way towards sustaining food security and adapting to climate change: Video

Smallholder farming: a way towards sustaining food security and adapting to climate change: Video | Water Management | Scoop.it
Seminar on Landscapes in a Carbon Focused World 26 October 2012SIANI, Focali & Naturskyddsföreningen organized a one-day seminar in Gothenburg.Summary: Smallholder farming, the dominant in Ethiopia, has a multi-functional dimension.
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Agriculture can create a million jobs for youth - The Standard Digital News

Agriculture can create a million jobs for youth - The Standard Digital News | Water Management | Scoop.it
Agriculture can create a million jobs for youth
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Groups of youth can take advantage of the government plan to establish a vibrant national irrigation scheme to open up more arable land.
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Costa Rica: Climate-Smart Agriculture is a Source of Pride - YouTube

http://www.worldbank.org - A dairy farmer in Costa Rica says he's adopted agricultural techniques that protect the environment because they save him money an...
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Promoting Integrated Water Management in the Great Lakes

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Amount: $150,000. Grant Period: 11/1/2013 to 10/31/2015. Program: Environment. Program Area: Conservation of Freshwater Ecosystems. Geographic Focus: United States: United States (Multiple States) ...
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Addressing water management to prepare for times of crisis

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Greater efficiency in water management is critical during emergencies.

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Farmers dig into soil quality - Nature.com

Farmers dig into soil quality - Nature.com | Water Management | Scoop.it
Farmers dig into soil quality
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“Conservation agriculture is excessively time-consuming, and organic fertilizer produced on-farm does not replenish soils with nutrients,” he says. “We will need to find solutions that fit local farmers.
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CMS Conference :: Integrated Water and Land Use Management

CMS Conference :: Integrated Water and Land Use Management | Water Management | Scoop.it
CMS (RT @BroadsFAP: CMS/CIWEM Integrated Water & Land Use Management Conference, 11th December, London http://t.co/1gP3KENUsC)
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Alliance speaks up for smallholder farmers at G20 - Anglicannews

Alliance speaks up for smallholder farmers at G20 - Anglicannews | Water Management | Scoop.it
Alliance speaks up for smallholder farmers at G20 Anglicannews In her presentation Sally Keeble cited the work of Anglicans in DRC, in providing support, including food, for children affected by conflict, and in Malawi in providing infrastrcuture...
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Biogas Project Benefits Smallholder Farmers - AllAfrica.com

Biogas Project Benefits Smallholder Farmers - AllAfrica.com | Water Management | Scoop.it
Biogas Project Benefits Smallholder Farmers
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AN affordable, easy-to-use system that converts livestock waste into energy (biogas) has helped Tanzanian smallholder farmers spend less on fuel and yield better crops.
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Effective Water Management Can Prevent Conflict, USAID Says | IIP Digital

Effective Water Management Can Prevent Conflict, USAID Says | IIP Digital | Water Management | Scoop.it
Countries with unreliable supplies of water are more vulnerable to conflict, according to a new report from the U.S. Agency for International Development.
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ETHIOPIA | River basin pushes toward hydrological disaster

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In a remote part of East Africa, the Ethiopian government is furtively transforming a pastoral landscape populated by indigenous agro-pastoralists into an industrial powerhouse of dams and plantations. While the government says these developments are intended to reduce poverty, those on the ground see their land and water being taken from them, their homesteads bulldozed, their choices narrowed. Impacts will be felt all the way to Kenya.

 

The developments in the Lower Omo Valley pivot on the construction of the huge Gibe III Dam, a hydropower project that also regulates river flows to support year-round commercial agriculture. The dam's reservoir could begin filling in May, bringing major changes to the Omo's flow. A new film by International Rivers, A Cascade of Development on the Omo River, reveals the hydrological havoc that could ensue.

 

The biggest hydrological risks actually come from what is happening on the land. A government plan to convert hundreds of thousands of hectares of land to irrigated plantations could be devastating to people and ecosystems downstream. Information is hard to come by on these land conversions, so Human Rights Watch (HRW) used high-tech tools to document the changes. HRW's new analysis of satellite images reveals that the Ethiopian government continues to clear land used by indigenous groups to make way for state-run sugar plantations in the Lower Omo...

 

...In a positive first step, the Ethiopian government has agreed to discuss joint management of the Omo Basin with the Kenyan government. To give this process weight and greater legitimacy, organizers should ensure that affected people are able to directly voice their concerns.

Although the dam seems to be a fait accompli, there are still options for managing the river in a way to reduce the risk that Lake Turkana becomes the planet's next Aral Sea. A process to devise a dam-management system of more natural flows (called "environmental flows") could reduce the worst social and environmental impacts of the dam and irrigation schemes...

 


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African Water Facility Supports the Development of Irrigated Agriculture to ... - AllAfrica.com

African Water Facility Supports the Development of Irrigated Agriculture to ... - AllAfrica.com | Water Management | Scoop.it
African Water Facility Supports the Development of Irrigated Agriculture to ...
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It will also create opportunity for employment through the establishment of smallholder farming ventures and professionally operated irrigation services.
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How agroforestry schemes can improve food security in developing countries

How agroforestry schemes can improve food security in developing countries | Water Management | Scoop.it
Caspar van Vark: Agroforestry has multiple benefits, it's important that they are raised in food security debates so that they can reach their potential (RT @SIANIAgri: How #agroforestry can improve #foodsecurity in developing countries?
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Agroforestería - la integración de árboles y arbustos con cultivos y sistemas de producción ganadera - tiene un fuerte potencial para abordar los problemas de la inseguridad alimentaria en los países en desarrollo. Los Sistemas Agroforestales tienen múltiples beneficios, es importante que se plantearan en los debates de seguridad alimentaria, para que puedan alcanzar su potencial en los países en desarrollo.

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How to feed nine billion people, and feed them well - The Conversation

How to feed nine billion people, and feed them well - The Conversation | Water Management | Scoop.it
How to feed nine billion people, and feed them well The Conversation He is shown how resources could be developed to meet projected demand: the schemes range from trying to control how much farmers can irrigate in India, to spending £62 billion to...
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Biogas fuel for schools eases pressure on Kenya's forests - Christian Science Monitor

Biogas fuel for schools eases pressure on Kenya's forests - Christian Science Monitor | Water Management | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor Biogas fuel for schools eases pressure on Kenya's forests Christian Science Monitor David Chemweno, executive director of Save Kenya Water Towers, an organization set up in 2010 to rehabilitate degraded water-catchment...
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Global Landscapes Forum Submits Outcome Statement to UNFCCC COP 19 - IISD Reporting Services

Global Landscapes Forum Submits Outcome Statement to UNFCCC COP 19 - IISD Reporting Services | Water Management | Scoop.it
Global Landscapes Forum Submits Outcome Statement to UNFCCC COP 19 IISD Reporting Services The following sessions covered, inter alia: landscape-scale planning for REDD+; rethinking governance strategies for integrated landscape management;...
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Solutions for smallholder farming in Malawi

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Social Reporting at the ICT4Ag conference (Meet @catalinamloza, a student, farmer and employees, social reporting at the #ICT4Ag13 Read about her experience http://t.co/QiWId84yR9)...
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Using water to transform Karamoja - The Observer (blog)

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Using water to transform Karamoja
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Before this water point in Nabilatuk was constructed, Onyang had to trek with his herd to Narakurio, a seasonal river, which is located seven kilometres away.
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Small-scale agriculture holds big promise for Africa

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Supporting smallholder irrigation through finance and technical assistance could significantly improve productivity and incomes (Renting schemes and investements, rather than handouts, increases African farmers harvest by 35%
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SA small-scale farmers take on hunger - South Africa.info

SA small-scale farmers take on hunger - South Africa.info | Water Management | Scoop.it
Independent Online SA small-scale farmers take on hunger South Africa.info The initiative aims to help small-scale and smallholder farmers put one-million hectares of land which has been lying fallow under production over the next five years, as...
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11 Innovations for African Smallholder Agriculture | Farming First

11 Innovations for African Smallholder Agriculture | Farming First | Water Management | Scoop.it
11 Innovations for African Smallholder Agriculture | Farming First http://t.co/K3tz4EiRUA
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