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Aidenvironment finalist in Global Forest Watch User Story Contest

Aidenvironment participated in the annual Global Forest Watch (GFW) User Story Contest making it to the finals. Aidenvironment uses the GFW platform to observe and process the deforestation alerts across different tropical forest for two projects; Chain Reaction Research and the Rapid-response Deforestation Monitoring System. On their blog, GFW said about Aidenvironment: “ Accounting for

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RAIN increases farmers access to shallow groundwater in Tanzania

Aidenvironment, through its brand RAIN, implements innovative water buffer interventions (3R) to increase access to water in Igunga, Tanzania. The Igunga Eco-village project aims to increase the resilience of 9 farmer communities. Igunga farmers are in the unfavourable position of lacking access to surface water and natural springs. Although average yearly rainfall is over 700mm,

By beheerder 1 year ago
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How to sustain rooftop rain water harvesting initiatives in coastal Bangladesh?

Well designed and hygienically managed rooftop rainwater harvesting systems can offer proper drinking-water to communities, one of the important goals under SDG6. As part of the WASH Alliance SDG program in Bangladesh, two coastal municipalities – in Satkhira and Barguna district – have been selected to pilot an innovative business approach to implement rooftop rainwater

By beheerder 1 year ago
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Update on Stranded Assets of Indonesia’s Palm Oil Sector Report

In 2017, Chain Reaction Research (CRR) reported 6.1 million hectares (ha) of forest and peatland remained on oil palm concessions, land that can be considered “stranded assets.” This update discusses figures and trends in the palm oil industry since 2017 and argues that oil palm development on forest and peatland will remain economically unviable for the foreseeable

By beheerder 1 year ago
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Transforming the Dairy Sector

With 133 million dairy farms around the world, the dairy sector supports the livelihoods of 1 billion people. But growing domestic consumption and production in low- and middle-income countries raises the question of which direction growth should take. Aidenvironment worked with two organizations on identifying a sustainable way forward. A business as usual scenario of

By beheerder 1 year ago
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Developing Artificial Wetlands in Uganda

Under its RAIN brand, Aidenvironment has developed an innovative method of harvesting water: creating an artificial wetland by building elevated culverts in existing roads. Water is retained and creates shallow wetlands which recharge the groundwater. Currently the team is in the field to look for new sites. A major problem in the district of Agago,

By beheerder 1 year ago
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Improving Small Scale Household Coffee Processing and Production in Uganda

The Kween, Kapchorwa and Bukwo districts in Eastern Uganda, on the slopes of Mount Elgon, are among the top producers of coffee in Uganda. But the combination of hilly terrain, rainfall patterns, and unsustainable practices is degrading the environment. Aidenvironment is working with local stakeholders on an ambitious circular agriculture program to restore the balance.

By beheerder 1 year ago
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Monitoring Deforestation in Brazil

Last January Aidenvironment began work on a new project funded by Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI): A Global Rapid-Response Deforestation Monitoring System. We will closely monitoring the implementation of corporate “no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation” (NDPE) policies and engage companies that do not yet have such policies to adopt them. On April

By beheerder 1 year ago
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Makerere University Sponge Campus: absorbing the floods

Kampala is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa, a hub generating 65% of the national GDP with an annual population growth of 4%. This influx of residents and prosperous economic growth, has led to a rapid urbanization throughout the Greater Kampala metropolitan Area (GKMA). Over the last two decades, the city has undergone

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SDGP Facility award ceremony: Celebrating the award of our two SDGP projects in Philippines and Indonesia

On June 6, the SDGP Facility Award Ceremony was held in The Hague. Aidenvironment was awarded an SDGP grant for both of our submitted projects: ‘Going Bananas’ in the Philippines (as lead) and ‘Sugar & Steam’ in Indonesia (as partner organization). We are delighted and keen to start work on these two interesting projects with

By beheerder 1 year ago