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March, 2017

  • 3 March

    Famine warning as drought devastates Somalia

    The UN is warning that drought is threatening half of Somalia’s population with famine. About 5 million people in the Horn of Africa country don’t have enough food to eat. The grim effects of the drought are being felt throughout East Africa Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from Dollow, Somalia. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on …

February, 2012

  • 8 February

    Signs of Hope on Climate Change – in Unexpected Places

    Remember the heady days of 2009? The world – or at least the world’s media – was rocked by such hot topics as the death of Michael Jackson, the spread of swine flu, the Iranian elections and the new Star Trek movie; as if that wasn’t enough, there was also something called climate change that was pushing us into global …

August, 2011

  • 17 August

    Kenyan Government Focuses on Irrigation as Solution to Food Security

    Kenya and the Horn of Africa are struggling to emerge from the grip of food insecurity and drought. According to the Kenya Redcross, 12.4 million people have been exposed to starvation. An ambitious plan is being is being put in place by the Government of Kenya to alleviate the perennial hunger problem. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya is …

  • 15 August

    “Africa Can Feed Itself” – Professor Ratemo Michieka

    Prof Ratemo Michieka

    Kenya and the Horn of Africa are capable of producing enough food for the people who live there, says Professor Ratemo Waya Michieka an expert agronomist and weed scientist. Prof Michieka, who is the former Vice Chancellor of Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, said that there is indeed a problem of water in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) …

  • 11 August

    Kenya: Biden’s Wife Tours Dadaab to Address Devastating Drought

    American Vice President Joe Biden’s wife Dr Jill Biden is in Kenya. Mrs Biden is being led by high-level US Government delegation to access the impact of drought in the Horn of Africa. Her tour was shrouded in secrecy. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it was not privy to her itinerary. The US embassy said she is in …

July, 2011

  • 20 July

    Kenya: Combating Desertification Through Afforestation

    Desertification in Kenya

    Desertification is intensifying and spreading in Kenya, threatening one third of the population and severely reducing the productivity of the land. Kenya’s Minister for Environment and Mineral Resources, Mr John Michuki, says that the recurring droughts have accelerated soil degradation and reduced per-capita food production. “Much of the problem is due to a growing imbalance between population, resources, development and …

September, 2010

  • 24 September

    Will Someone Please Turn the Taps Off !!?? Irrigation in the Vineyard – Why Waste?

    On a recent trip to a large vineyard and citrus region in South Australia, I was quite amazed and angry to drive past vineyard after vineyard on a near 40 degree C day, with over-head irrigation systems pumping out litre after litre of precious Murray River water. Firstly, with the technology available today including drip irrigation, sub surface irrigation, and …

  • 4 September

    Australian Wine: What Happens When The River Runs Dry?

    Stories are beginning to filter through to the wine blokes on the state of South Australia’s iconic Langehorne Creek. Now, those of you living on the big island of mainland Australia will know that the Murray River is in all sorts of strife, and if we zoom on a bit further to the state of South Australia you may understand …

May, 2010

  • 13 May

    Mongolia: UN Calls for Help in Dzud Disaster

    Mongolia is suffering from the effects of a natural phenomenon, termed locally as a “Dzud”. This describes harsh conditions which make it impossible for cattle to graze such as; drought, thick snow cover or ice covering grass. 17% of the country’s livestock has died as a result and the UN is calling for $18 million to help 800,000 rural people …