Over 70% of Sub-Saharan Africans work in agriculture, but the sector is faced with challenges such as a heavy reliance on rain, and outdated farming technologies. But two Kenyan university students have a new idea: what if they could build greenhouses to protect crops, and irrigate only when needed using SMS?
World Press Freedom Day is a celebration and evaluation of international press freedom, a defense of media from attacks on their independence and a tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the profession.
Dairy production is a vibrant sector in Kenya that contributes to 4% of GDP annually. Many dairy producers in Kenya are smallholder farmers who own only a few cows, and the milk sold from these cows is often the main source of cash income available to a family. As demand for dairy products increases, farmers need to acquire knowledge in more efficient and more adaptive production techniques. A researcher from PEI is teaching dairy groups in Kenya those new techniques.
Keeping up with the rapidly changing conflict in Ukraine can be difficult. International agencies and citizen journalists alike are exploring the potential uses of crisis mapping platforms to track infrastructure damage, monitor incidents and navigate the conflict zone. However, when using these tools it is important to think critically about what information they are based on and why.
Bees have been domesticated for thousands of years in one fashion or other. Their honey provides us with a bounty of nutrients and sugars that are hard to find in such abundance elsewhere in nature. Their service as pollinators is one of the most beneficial contributions that any species makes to the survival of the human race. These assets …
A new class of wealthy individuals are emerging in many low and middle income countries, and these individuals are increasingly donating to local foundations and organizations that address issues in their own countries. This has led to a growing trend of local philanthropy in developing nations.
Education is the fundamental right of every child and key to combating cyclical poverty. But, in most emergency relief environments, limited financial resources and shortages of qualified teachers make the provision of quality education incredibly difficult. This challenge is especially acute in Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp located 100 kilometres from the Somali border in eastern Kenya. Here, over half of the population is under the age of 18 and school enrollment rates remain alarmingly low.
Femme International, a small NGO that began working in Kenya less than two years ago, is one of few international organizations that focuses primarily on menstrual health and hygiene education for young women. They are now expanding to create a Boys Health Education program that teaches about sexually transmitted infections, proper male hygiene practices, male anatomy, and the importance of consent and building healthy, respectful relationships.
The Peepoo is a biodegradable bag with a lining that kills bacteria in feces, turning it into valuable fertilizer. It is a slim, elongated bag with two layers. The internal gauze layer is pulled over the rim of a Peepoo Kiti, a green cylinder offered with the product which provides a seat for the user.