Socio-hydrological models enable potential future scenarios to be explored, depending on varying circumstances, and capture how institutions and policies could help halt water pollution, a growing problem in the country.
New opportunities for entrepreneurs in the circular economy are coming out of turning waste into wealth. A compendium of business models is being adopted by curricula in 19 universities in Asia, Europe and Africa.
An aquaculture project that provides a win-win situation for agriculture and sanitation, won the Sanitation Challenge for Ghana award which recognises and rewards excellence in Urban Liquid Waste Management.
Youth migration and gender disparities due to urbanization are striking a sever blow to agriculture in Ghana. And the Reach-STR project aims to mitigate these challenges through sustainable agriculture, with the help of stakeholders.
Being heavily dependent on rain-fed agriculture is making Mali ever more vulnerable to climate shock. But Mali’s most abundant resource – sunlight – may prove to be its ultimate savior in accessing the ever-scarce water resource.
Mali on the front-line of climate change, and expected to experience worsened food insecurity and even food shortages. Researchers have mapped areas in the country where there is a high potential for solar powered irrigation in increase climate resilience, showing that up to 69% of agricultural lands could be suitable.
Study after study has shown that a lack of affordable credit to purchase pumps is the number one reason why more farmers in sub-Saharan Africa don't adopt irrigation. Until farmers find a way around it, there is a danger that the emerging revolution in smallholder irrigation could stall.
In recent years, the mitigation of climate change and the improvement of soil fertility by sequestering carbon in the soil has become a hot research topic. The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), supported by WLE, have had great success in developing projects to provide individual farmers and extension officers with soil information of relevance for their management decisions, meeting an increasing need for spatial data on soil properties at multiple scales.