Kenya: Solve food deficit, Raila urges Councilfeedproxy.google.com | 18 May 2012
Prime Minister Raila Odinga has challenged the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) to find solutions to the perennial food deficit in Kenya.Mr Odinga asked the NESC to deliberate on measures to cushion Kenyans from the high cost of food caused by among other things, climate...
"We Are Living As If We Had One and a Half Planets"Inter Press Service | 14 May 2012
The new WWF Living Planet Report warns of a significant decline in biodiversity, particularly in low-income countries, and a huge increase in the ecological footprint of high-income countries.
Impact of climate on mountain ecosystems under scrutinySCIDEV.NET | 14 May 2012
A four-year project aimed at addressing the lack of knowledge about the impacts of climate change on food security, livelihoods and economic prosperity in mountain ecosystems has been launched in East Africa. The project, Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem Services and Food Security in Eastern Africa (CHIESA) will be coordinated by the Nairobi-based International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) with funding from Finland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Sustainable Water Management Brings Economic, Social & Environmental Benefitsfeedproxy.google.com | 07 May 2012
Pre-publication results: UN Survey of 130 Countries Provides In-Depth Status Report on Global Efforts to Improve Water ManagementNew York / Nairobi, 4 May 2012 - Over 80 per cent of countries have reformed their water laws in the past twenty years as a response to growing pressures on water...
Can an African green revolution help feed the world?| ReutersReuters | 03 May 2012
SABA SABA, Kenya, May 2 (AlertNet) - Her bare feet coated with mud, Sabena Gitau trudged down the rain-sodden hillside to her banana plantation, machete in hand.She chose and cut several giant bunches of bananas, which she strapped to a motorbike to be taken to nearby Saba Saba town, 77 km (48 miles) north of Nairobi, to be weighed, graded and sold.
Small weather stations could help Kenyan farmers (Radio)ips.org | 30 Apr 2012
Credit: Martha Nyambura/IPSOften the horn of Africa is unprepared to deal with sudden changes in climate, but small weather stations could change the luck of farmers in the region. Martha Nyambura reports.
Women process food to fight climate change (Radio)ips.org | 26 Apr 2012
Women process cassava products. Credit: Martha Nyambura/IPSIt is estimated that African farmers who sell their surplus harvest receive only 10 to 20 percent of the price of their produce due to post harvest losses brought about by extreme climatic conditions and the lack of access to appropriate technologies. But, says Martha Nyambura, women in the Kilifi county of Kenya, are now looking at new methods to help them combat harsh conditions.
KENYA: Early warning volunteers try to prevent flood miseryIRIN News | 24 Apr 2012
BUDALANGI 24 April 2012 (IRIN) - Joseph Mbima wades along submerged footpaths as he moves from homestead to homestead in the Bunyala area of western Kenya. His mission: to ask residents to evacuate their homes in the event of flash-flood warnings.
Kenya: Floods Round Up 2012feedproxy.google.com | 24 Apr 2012
Source: Kenya Red Cross Country: Kenya Taita Taveta: 6th April; 2012 Excessive rain in Taita Taveta County, Coast Province, caused flash floods that rendered many people homeless as their houses were submerged by water....
Kenya "Becoming Economic Heartbeat of Africa"ips.org | 24 Apr 2012
By Isaiah EsipisuAbout 60 percent of Kenyas power is hydroelectric, however, the supply is unsteady. / Isaiah Esipisu/IPS NAIROBI, Apr 25 (IPS) – When Kenyas newly announced geothermal power generation project comes online, it will turn the East African country into an economic...
Kenya: translating research into national-scale change: a WASH in schoolswashafrica.wordpress.com | 22 Mar 2012
Over the past 5 years CARE, Emory Universitys Center for Global Safe Water, and Water.org, through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Sustaining and Scaling School Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Plus Community Impact (SWASH+) project, have worked to achieve sustainable and national-scale...
How to engage with farmers over GM cropsSCIDEV.NET | 22 Feb 2012
he rapid uptake of genetically modified (GM) crops in developing countries poses a dilemma for agri-biotech programmes: when and how should researchers engage farmers in the process of developing crops?If farmers are engaged too early, they are likely to develop high expectations that the projects may not be able to meet. Engaging them too late may lead to low adoption of the technology.
Une pêche durable grâce aux mailles du filetSCIDEV.NET | 23 Jan 2012
NAIROBI] Fitting traditional fish traps with 'escape gaps' dramatically reduces the catch of non-target fish while maintaining fishers' incomes, according to research in Kenya.-----------------------------------------------------------Key to protecting fisheries is increasing sustainability...
allAfrica.com: Kenya: WWF Hosts Media WorkshopAllAfrica.com | 19 Jan 2012
The World Wildlife Fund has partnered with the media to promote environmental journalism in news reporting.The five-day workshop starts today at the Leisure Lodge Beach Resort. With journalists under the Kenya Environment and Science JournalistsAssociation, the group will look atconservation issues and the role of the media in sustainable use of theenvironment.
KENYA: Walking Metres Rather Than Kilometres to Fetch Waterips.org | 03 Jan 2012
By Protus OnyangoWomen from the Kadokoi community water project show how they use drip irrigation to grow vegetables with water from their borehole. / Protus Onyango/IPS NAIROBI, Jan 3 (IPS) – The acute lack of water in Kenya means families have to trek long distances every day to fetch...