News December 21, 2016

Managing the Microclimate

In the last few months, MetaMeta Research has been exploring the science of microclimate, assisted by a quick-win grant of CGIAR’s WLE Program. Last week, we published a video and paper that dissect the different aspects of microclimate, while posing practical actions to manage the microclimate. Through the influencing temperature, moisture and wind, microclimate management offers a pro-active approach to create farms and landscapes that are more resilient to the effects of global climate change.

On December 2nd, a microclimate webinar was also organised by MetaMeta Research, in collaboration with JustDiggIt. This is a Netherlands-based organisation, involved in the creation of hydrological corridors in Africa, with the ambition to cool down the earth!

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Newsflash November 2016

The Spate Irrigation Network changes name

During a recent meeting in October, the board of the SpN Foundation decided to change the name from Spate Irrigation Network, into Flood-Based Livelihoods Network (FBLN). This new name reflects the recent direction taken by the Foundation to strengthen livelihood benefits of not just spate irrigation, but of other major flood-based livelihood systems as well, including flood rise and flood recession, flood inundation, flood spreading weirs and water harvesting from roads.
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Newsletter 12/09/2016

Dear all,

First of all we want to wish you Happy Eid!

Webinar “Water Rights and Water Conflicts”


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Newsletter July 19, 2016

Dear all,
Hope things are fine with you!
We are happy to have a couple things to share with you – all turning floods into assets, as is our motto….

Facebook Page  of Spate Irrigation Network!

To get more attention for flood based farming systems the Spate Irrigation Network Foundation is available on facebook! Click here to check the account. Like the account to spread it more and more…
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Newsletter June 28, 2016

Dear Spate Friends,

We hope all is fine wherever you are.
We have a couple of things we would like to inform you about:

  • IFAD Knowledge-sharing event in Rome, Italy
  • Floating rice-based systems in the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam
  • Milk Churner Demonstration in Western Kenya
  • Spate Irrigation in Somaliland
  • Exposure Visit of Agri-Engineering Students and Teachers to Spate Areas of Sindh, Pakistan
  • World Water Day 2016 Celebrated at Sindh Agriculture University and in villages of Jamshoro, Pakistan
  • Videos spate irrigation Balochistan, Pakistan
  • Reconnaissance Research Codifying Water Rights in Contested Basins of Afghanistan project
  • Memorandum of Understanding with Dire Dawa Water Resource Bureau, Ethiopia
  • Progress Harnessing Floods to Enhance Livelihoods and Ecosystem Services, Sudan and Ethiopia
  • ICRAF Annual Leadership Course in Flood-based Farming and Water Harvesting, Kenya and Tanzania
  • IFAD Annual Meeting, Germany.


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