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  • Reply to: A warming world means it’s high time to rethink the composition of agricultural support   1 month 2 days ago

    I am an agribusiness specialist currently doing consultancy work with SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in Lusaka, Zambia. This is an interesting and very important topic especially to our rural farmers who may not have adequate access to this information. It is our duty to make them aware of the impact that some agricultural practices have on the climate. Funding has been done on most Agricultural projecst but one thing I have realized is that the projects are not yielding the desirable results as we would want. In my opinion I think this is due to the approaches that we have been using to pass on the key messages to the farmers. Mostly we have been using the mentoring model which I think is okay but I think coaching the farmers one on one would be ideal as we will get to understand the status quo of the farmers more and get to know which model will best work for them as per status quo. That way I think adoption of these modern smart agricultural methods will be more effective and achieve desirable results.

  • Reply to: Bringing better biodigesters and clean energy to Africa   2 months 4 weeks ago

    Mr. Sappala, I am a missionary of The Episcopal Church USA working with my link diocese in the Anglican Church of Tanzania. My link diocese is the Diocese of Western Tanganyika in the Kigoma District of Tanzania, centered in Kasulu. They have a need for a biodigester, primarily for cooking to feed the seminarians and their families, on the campus of the Seminary in the Diocese, where they keep about 20 head of dairy cows. The Tanzanian government has imposed new limitations on the use of charcoal and firewood, which is the sole source of cooking fuel now. Use of biogas would meet Tanzanian regulatory and legal requirements, improve the health and safety of those who prepare food at the seminary (now primarily women and girls), reduce deforestation, increase soil quality for agriculture, and provide a clean, reliable, sustainable source of fuel — as well as fertilizer for the food crops grown on the seminary shamba.

    Can you tell me where we could find plans for the most current, affordable, and best design for a biodigester to serve this purpose? And what is the approximate cost? Or perhaps where I could find the information? Thank you, Della Wells

  • Reply to: A warming world means it’s high time to rethink the composition of agricultural support   3 months 1 week ago

    I would add that more support needs to go to agricultural scientific research; particularly towards producing new crop/plant varieties that are better adapted to growing at a different (higher) temperature range. If we continue to rely on the current varieties only, we might face a significant decrease in yields despite mitigation efforts.

  • Reply to: A warming world means it’s high time to rethink the composition of agricultural support   3 months 2 weeks ago

    I have always followed updates from World Bank as a subscriber and my interest and passion to help solve the challenges in world has increased.
    I am young determined planner who graduated from the University for Development Studies,Ghana, where I pursued BSc Planning.I have this desire to always make efficient and effective use of the scarce resources for the benefit of the poor and the vulnerable in an altruistic manner.
    I belief strongly that the agricultural sector has most of the solutions to the climate change spill over in agricultural,perhaps because I was raised and worked in an agricultural family business.
    I have started an organic vegetables farming making use of the waste(plastic, undigested curd,charcoal waste) to produce fresh,cheap and chemical free vegetables for homes,schools and businesses.
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    Thank you.