Newsletter October 10, 2017

They seem cute and funny, right?  Maybe in the cartoons, but not when it comes to food production and storage.
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Newsletter September 6, 2017

National workshop organised by FBLN Malawi
Last Friday September 1st, the FBLN Malawi chapter has organised a national workshop on rainwater harvesting and flood-based farming, in the capital Lilongwe. Being the first of its kind in the country, the meeting served as a platform to raise awareness on flood-based farming and its potential to boost income, food security and climate change mitigation through the introduction of best practices. The meeting follows the recently concluded field review of flood-based farming experiences in Malawi. The key findings from this review were presented during the workshop to get input from key stakeholders for the final report.


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Newsletter August 28, 2017

Please join us in a free, open webinar on microclimate and microbiology


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Newsletter 25072017

Cover videos: livelihoods from floods in Pakistan
The FBLN Pakistan Chapter has recently produced a series of videos that show a variety of aspects related to flood-based livelihoods in the country. Learn about how farmers along Balochistan’s Narri River manage their floodwaters, and how government interventions have changed traditional water distribution rules and practices. Technology is altering the ways in which farmers work their land. One video shows the types of traditional and modern cultivation techniques that can be found in flood-based areas. The use of machines to drill small boreholes for household use is also making a huge difference to many. They can provide an alternative to the earthen reservoirs that are used to meet drinking water needs for both households and animals in many villages of Balochistan.


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Newsletter June 12, 2017

Making Water Permits Work for the Poor in Africa
Save the date! Upcoming Thursday June 15th, the IWMI, Pegasys Institute, Flood-based Livelihoods Network/MetaMeta and African Water Authorities (tbc) will shed light on the implementation of water permit systems as well as the challenges associated with this endeavour. The webinar discusses the status of such systems in five African countries (Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe) and the lessons learned from permit system implementation. Codification and optimisation of traditional water allocation arrangements is also discussed, as possible complement to water permits.


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