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Biogas changes lives of dairy farmers in southern Tanzania

A biogas stove in Tanzania (photo credit: Flickr/Duffy Tilleman).

By Mercy Becon

Many people in Tanzania rely on firewood and charcoal for cooking and lighting. But these traditional methods not only destroy the environment on which millions depend, but also are inefficient and have serious repercussions for people’s health, safety and economic circumstance. 249 more words

East Africa

The Looming Spectre of Ocean Acidification in Atlantic Canada

by Susanna Fuller.

It is Earth Day today – and we often forget that the earth is 70% ocean. Increasingly, what we do on land is impacting our oceans and our fisheries, which remain the most abundant source of wild protein, despite centuries of exploitation. 916 more words

Starbucks Foundation's USD 750,000 grant to help Tanzania farmers complement coffee farming with dairy

By Mercy Becon

Heifer International, which is working with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and other partners in the Maziwa Zaidi project in Tanzania, has received a USD 750,000 grant from the Starbucks Foundation to fund the Mbozi Farmer Livelihood Improvement project, which will improve the livelihoods of smallholders in the country. 176 more words


Engage and collaborate : what it takes to achieve impact

The 7th World Water Forum has just ended, and I wonder how many poor communities and households will be impacted positively by such a mega-gathering of water professionals. 944 more words

New method of identifying and analysing barriers smallholders face in reaching markets

Researchers have designed a cheaper and more effective method of identifying farmers’ constraints in accessing markets (photo credit: C Schubert/CCAFS).

Globally, smallholder producers face an array of challenges throughout the production lifecycle which are linked to capital, land, market access, labour, knowledge and information. 424 more words


MbPT: Suggestions & Objections on the Proposed Draft DP

A large land parcel in the island city i.e. the Mumbai Port Trust land, will be opened for development in the coming years. It is imperative that the MCGM takes cognizance of planning in this area. 422 more words

Suggestions And Objections

Solid Waste Management: Suggestions & Objections on the Proposed Draft DP

We appreciate the MCGM’s efforts to encourage the process of citizen’s participation. The initial suggestions were mostly built around the process of decentralized waste-management systems and it is evident that the draft rules have taken a notice of that at some places. 501 more words

Suggestions And Objections