Newsflash August 2018

Sorghum and pearl millet in spate irrigation

Sorghum and pearl millet are relatively forgotten miracle crops that need more attention. They are superpower crops with a lot of potential, especially in spate irrigated areas. On the 31st of July and 1st of August 2018, ICRISAT and the FBLNF organized a stakeholder workshop in Nairobi supported by NWO. The workshop was about enhancing sorghum and pearl millet through improved seed delivery systems in spate irrigated areas of Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya.
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News flash July 2018

News flash June 2018

FBLN present at CBA Malawi

The Rainwater Harvesting Association of Malawi (RHAM), host of the Flood Based Livelihood Network (FBLN)- Malawi Chapter was honoured to have a market place pitch at the Community Based Adaptation Conference No 12 (CBA 12) in Lilongwe Malawi this month. The FBLN was represented by Macpherson Nthara, who is the Chairman of RHAM and Coordinator of the FBLN-Malawi.
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Newsflash April 2018

 

Reaching the Millions

A deal for all stakeholders in global challenges: investing in the capture of rainfall at scale by:

  • The collection of runoff and floodwaters,
  • The retention and storage of this water,
  • Its use when required.


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Newsflash March 2017

Overcoming dry spells with FBFS

In Malawi, there has been a 4-week dry spell in January which damaged and affected the growth of many crops in the country. Two years ago, several in-situ water harvesting technologies (e.g. conservation agriculture, manure application, water absorption trenches, pit planting and road run-off storage techniques) have been introduced to farmers in Mitundu. What is a better time to assess the effect of these techniques than at the end of a dry spell?
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