Monthly Archives: November 2014

  • Malawi: Women Champion Climate Smart Agriculture

    November 29, 2014

    George Mhango November 29, 2014 Alice Kachere—a mother of three—from the outskirts of Lilongwe, Malawi’s administrative capital has lived part of her life complaining about high poverty levels . Kachere could not live a decent life, something that tormented her in terms of how to raise children and other family members. Food was also a […]

  • Uganda: Residents to Get Loans for Constructing Latrines

    November 26, 2014

    Cliff Abenaitwe November 24, 2014 Health officials in Uganda’s southwestern district of Mbarara have announced plans to partner with local commercial banks to extend financial services to families in the district for constructing improved pit latrines. Masereka Umaru, the district health inspector tells our correspondent there that this partnership with commercial banks like Post Bank […]

  • Malawi: UNICEF Calls for More Toilets

    November 19, 2014

    George Mhango November 19, 2014 UNICEF officials in Malawi and UN headquarters have warned that slow progress on sanitation and the entrenched practice of open defecation among millions around the world continue to put children and their communities at risk as the world celebrates World Toilet Day. Meanwhile, UNICEF in collaboration with other stakeholders such […]

  • South Africa: SCA and WSSCC Partner to Break Silence around Menstruation

    November 18, 2014

    WaterSan Perspective and WSSCC November 18, 2014 SCA, a leading global hygiene and forest products company, and the Geneva-based Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), a United Nations body devoted solely to the sanitation and hygiene needs of vulnerable and marginalized people, have entered into an innovative new partnership to break the silence around […]

  • South Africa: African Farmers Told To Take Advantage of Opportunities That Come With Climate Change

    November 13, 2014

    George Mhango November 13, 2014 As most African economies continue to depend on agriculture, the need to adopt climate smart agriculture remained a major debate at the 10th CAADP Africa Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. The debate emanated from clear examples that countries such as Malawi, Burundi, Rwanda, Zambia, Mozambique and Swaziland are dependent on […]

  • South Africa: African Farmers Meet Over Climate-Smart Agriculture

    November 11, 2014

    GEORGE MHANGO November 11, 2014 A joint three-day Africa Forum organised by NEPAD’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU) is underway in Johannesburg South Africa. The forum aims to champion Family Farming and climate smart agriculture through exchange of ideas by those in the agriculture sector on […]