Access to groundwater is associated with improved agricultural production, reduced agricultural risk, and improved livelihoods.
Different perspectives on ways to make a living from groundwater, in Tanzania and Ethiopia
Lessons from the GroFutures Multi-stakeholder Workshops in the Great Ruaha Basin, Tanzania, and Upper Awash Basin, Ethiopia by John Thompson, Imogen Bellwood-Howard, Gebrehaweria, Gebregziabher, Mohammad Shamsudduha, Richard Taylor, Devotha Kilave, Andrew Tarimo and Japhet Kashaigili Identifying and…
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Scientists look underground for a solution to feed the ever growing population in Africa
LISTEN NOW: Prof Richard Taylor, the Principal Investigator for the GroFutures project explains what the project is all about in SoundCloud interview. Africa’s population is projected to hit 2.4 billion come the year 2050. This means that demand for food…
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Avoiding the Mistakes of the Asian Green Revolution in Africa
DODOMA, Tanzania, Jul 11 2019 (IPS) - Research scientists are studying groundwater resources in three African countries in order to understand the renewability of the source and how people can use it sustainably towards a green revolution in Africa.
Africa: #AWW6 – Going to Groundwater to Transform African Agriculture
re-posted from: http://allafrica.com/stories/201607200647.html OPINION By Callist Tindimugaya Callist Tindimugaya argues that the water beneath Africans’ feet could transform the continent’s agricultural production, but only if it is managed wisely Kuru Magersa gives the starter cable on her small irrigation pump a…
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“When wells run dry” Prof. Richard Taylor writes in Nature
"A global analysis reveals growing societal dependence on the use of non-renewable freshwater resources that depletes groundwater reserves and undermines human resilience to water scarcity in a warming world" Full article available for Nature subscribers (paywall): Nature, 516, 179–180, (11…
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Do you trust your gut instinct?
This blog post, for the ARIGA Catalyst Project, was originally published as part of the ‘Talking Science’ and Water, Land and Ecosystems Blog . Making better development decisions with decision analysis tools Making decisions is difficult. Most of us spend…