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Combining organic farming and forest conservation for economic sustainability

Apr 23, 2020

Combining organic farming and forest conservation for economic sustainability

“Encroachment and illegal logging are things of the past. We now take the lead in ensuring the forest is protected and restored because it provides us with fertilizer for our crops,” says, Hillary Rono, a passion fruit, potato and dairy farmer from Nyangores in Bomet County. 

Farmers in this area are utilizing Terra Pretty, a form of organic fertilizer made from forest waste because of its potential for increased yields, its affordability and its ability to improve the soil structure. 

A wind’s teeth - Understanding locusts

Mar 13, 2020

A wind’s teeth - Understanding locusts

From the ultimate biblical plagues to the modern times of natural disasters, none has stood out in resemblance like that of the locusts. The concept of climate change better explains this disaster. Cross-referencing our notes with those of the old days Egyptians, locusts fly along with the wind or as they said: "wind brought and took away the swarms”.

Vertical gardens the best alternative of farming

Feb 20, 2020

Vertical gardens the best alternative of farming

Inferring from global demographics, it is conclusive to say that the mortality rates are declining as a result of increasing living standards that closely relate to the industrial revolution. Consequently, the world's demand for resources has increased, among them food. As a result of unmet food security and nutrition targets amidst the burgeoning human population, about 820 million people have insufficient to eat, with a noted epidemic of overweight and obesity.

Technological trends in waste management

Feb 07, 2020

Technological trends in waste management

On the precepts of waste hierarchy, most preferred waste management approach is minimization. Alternatively, as an option to where waste can not be prevented, there should be measures put in place for material and energy recovery as well as remanufacturing and recycling. The global waste volume is however increasing thus adding to a host of complexities in waste management.

Turning the tide on excess rains to reap maximum benefit

Feb 06, 2020

Turning the tide on excess rains to reap maximum benefit

That climate change manifests itself primary through water is no longer in question.  The common belief however is that inadequate water, as witnessed during droughts, is what constitutes climate change.

Sustainable Waste Management Equals Better Quality of Life

Jan 23, 2020

Sustainable Waste Management Equals Better Quality of Life

Any Kenyan who undoubtedly is an avid lover of business has come across the ‘waste management’ phrase in their lifetime at one point or another. Any Kenyan must also have seen the three different colored bins just hanging around collecting different types of trash in the city, or at least spotted them in the environmental topics in science class, or better still in the internet.

Championing Organic Farming and Forest Conservation to Improve Livelihoods

Dec 16, 2019

Championing Organic Farming and Forest Conservation to Improve Livelihoods

At such times of unpredictable weather patterns, high cost of production, deteriorating soil fertility and inaccessible markets, working with an organization that builds the capacity of farmers to reverse the effects of the aforementioned trends is the dream of any smallholder farmer.

Israel: Hero of Water Management

Nov 21, 2019

Israel: Hero of Water Management

Israel is a Middle Eastern country located on the Eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea that borders Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. The northern and coastal regions of Israel experience a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot and dry summers and winters with decreasing levels of rainfall. The southern and eastern areas of Israel are characterized by an arid climate throughout the year. Israel’s less-than-favourable climate has led to it being considered as one of the most water-scarce countries in the world.

Alternatives in Water Management Key to Sustainability

Nov 18, 2019

Alternatives in Water Management Key to Sustainability

Developing countries are in episodes of rapid urbanization driven by surging populations  and industrialization. The existence of such interdependence is solely reliant on the exploitation of  natural resources among them water. Kenya relies on catchments that constitute 75% of the country’s surface water resources. Coincidentally, water towers  in Kenya are in a degradation down turn. Adding to the woes, Kenya water sector is characteristic of frequent rationing, fragile technical standards for national implementation and inadequate monitoring among many others.

Exposure to the Noxious Asbestos Needs to be Alleviated with a lot of Care

Nov 08, 2019

Exposure to the Noxious Asbestos Needs to be Alleviated with a lot of Care

The construction industry especially in Africa has witnessed sporadic evolution, from grass thatched huts of the twentieth century to the modern spectacular mirrored skyscrapers. Part of the progress was marked by a reign of fibrous materials that had a perfect combination of preference attributes. Known as asbestos. They stood out as fire resistant materials that were durable and with astounding stability to chemicals, heat, steam and rust. They become an ideal building material gaining prominence in the 80’s and 70’s.