Newsflash May 2017

A Look into the Impact and Mitigation of Drought in Kitui, Kenya

The first season of 2016 we got around 50 percent of the harvest, due to insufficient rains. The rains are not enough these days, they are not consistent. We used to have real rains; daily rain for the entire season. Now, it can rain today and tomorrow, but then it can be dry again for two weeks. So, the crops are halfway in maturing and the rains are lost.”


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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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