30/11/2015 - Agriculture is at the heart of Burundi's economy: it represents 30% of its national GDP and employs over 90% of the workforce. Climate change is a serious threat to the country's future. To adapt and prepare an effective response, it is better to have relevant data and to fully involve local communities.
30/11/2015 - Irrigation, fish-farming, horticulture, goat-rearing …. The people of the rural regions of Karonga, Dedza and Chikwawa found new ways to earn a living and to face up to extreme variations in climate. What’s more, they are more independent, more connected as a community and therefore less vulnerable. Here is a good example from Malwai of adaptation in the face of climate change.
16/09/2015 - Although Kenya produces just enough power to meet its current demand for households and businesses tied to the grid, it is constantly plagued with power outages that cause not only inconveniences, but a loss of income for those businesses that depend upon it. A large part of the problem is the country’s reliance on hydropower, which fuels about half of Kenya’s installed capacity. Since there is no reserve margin for reduced hydropower generation in times of drought, the government must pay for emergency generation.
23/10/2014 - With support from the African Development Bank (AfDB), Mali received US $1.5 million from the Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Programme in Low Income Countries (SREP) of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). The SREP financing will benefit the Project for Scaling-up Renewable Energy in Mali (PAPERM).
28/03/2012 - Aquatic plant proliferation is an environmental scourge. These weeds invade waterways and irrigation channels, impeding their economic operation. Fishermen have suffered rising costs, and farmers have to spend more time cleaning their irrigation canals, resulting in lost production and productivity.
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