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Accessing water in the Agogo Rock Catchment, Uganda

The Agago district, situated in Northern Uganda, faces a problem with accessing groundwater sources. The rocky nature of the soil means water is too deep and difficult for communities to access. As a solution, Aidenvironment worked with the community to use the existing rocks in the region to tap water and make it widely available. With the rocks already in place and the arrival of the bi-annual rainy season in Agago, the first rainwater harvesting system was created.

By Judith Knibbe 2 weeks ago
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AATIF | Camel Flour Outgrower Program

In order to become self-sufficient in wheat production, the Government of Tanzania developed a strategic plan, requiring all wheat mills to source at least 50% of their wheat requirements locally. In order to meet this requirement, Camel Flour intends to source a large portion of their annual wheat requirement from outgrowers.

By Judith Knibbe 2 weeks ago
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Vacancy for Young Expert Water Management Ethiopia

February 2nd, the World Wetlands Day was celebrated under the theme ‘Wetlands and Water’. A day that should not go unnoticed since we are facing a growing freshwater crisis. We use more freshwater than nature can replenish. We are destroying ecosystems that water and life depend on most, the wetlands. We need to quickly think of creative approaches that can reverse this trend if we are to secure our future.

By Judith Knibbe 3 weeks ago
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World Wetlands Day 2021: Wetlands and Water

February 2nd, the World Wetlands Day was celebrated under the theme ‘Wetlands and Water’. A day that should not go unnoticed since we are facing a growing freshwater crisis. We use more freshwater than nature can replenish. We are destroying ecosystems that water and life depend on most, the wetlands. We need to quickly think of creative approaches that can reverse this trend if we are to secure our future.

By Judith Knibbe 2 months ago
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Aidenvironment assists with catchment planning in the Philippines

The Philippines are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The Baoy Catchment in Surigao Del Norte Province on Mindanao is no exception. Current water-related issues in the catchment include for example flooding, saltwater intrusion and siltation of rivers and irrigation infrastructure. These issues will probably get worse in the future due to climate change and deforestation.  

By Judith Knibbe 3 months ago
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Rainwater harvesting policy adopted following Sponge City project, Kenya

In November and December 2020, a concise outcome / impact measurement was carried out as follow up on the Sponge City project in Kajiado (Kenya). The project was implemented between 16th March 2017 and 30th March 2019. It was funded by VIA Water and supported by RAIN, a brand of Aidenvironment.

By Judith Knibbe 3 months ago
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IES4GIRE project in Mali closed, awaiting end evaluation report

At the end of 2020 the IES4GIRE (Reinforcing Capacities of Institutions of Higher Education in Integrated Water Resources Management) project that ran in Mali, was closed with an end evaluation. The report on this evaluation is expected to be finalized soon.

By Judith Knibbe 3 months ago
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Small-Scale Water Storage in Western Sahel

Recently a consortium led by Aidenvironment won a World Bank contract for a study on operationalizing small-scale water storage initiatives with the aim of providing water security in Western Sahel. The one-year study will deliver implementation guidelines for good practices.

By Judith Knibbe 4 months ago
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Green Future Farming in Elgon Region Uganda

In November, The Green Future Farming project for Elgon Region in Uganda was launched by Aidenvironment, the Ministry of Water and Environment, and the Chief Administrative Officers for Kapchorwa, Kween, and Bukwo Districts. It is part of a wider program in East Africa to combat problems of declining soil fertility and water resources through landscape improvement, and local value chain reinvestment.

By Judith Knibbe 4 months ago
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“Going Bananas” to Restore Productivity and Food Security in the Philippines

With our partners Treelife, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), the Municipality of Carmen, and the University of Southern Mindanao in the Philippines, Aidenvironment has started work on an RVO-funded SDGP program on integrated water and agricultural value chains called “Going Bananas.” Shifting from unsustainable annual crops that lead to high erosion and water runoff toward an inclusive, profitable organic banana growing system will conserve soils and pull people out of poverty. 

By Judith Knibbe 6 months ago