Month: June 2022

RWANDA: $350 million in funding for farmers’ climate resilience

The government of Rwanda has announced the release of $350 million to support farmers’ resilience to climate change. The funding will be used to purchase modern crop irrigation technologies. The $350 million in funding will be provided in the form of “affordable” loans to farmers in Rwanda. The Rwandan government, which initiated the project, will …

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KENYA: 642 basins installed to improve irrigation in rural areas

The Limuru and Kikuyu sub-counties in Kenya now house 642 basins newly constructed in this East African country by the National Irrigation Authority (NIA). The basins will encourage the construction of additional irrigation systems that will allow farmers to produce more food crops. According to NIA Director Loice Kahiga, the basins will produce more than …

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Climate change: Green energy ‘stagnates’ as fossil fuels dominate

By Matt McGrath The Renewables 2022 Global Status Report says the share of wind and solar in the global energy mix has risen minimally in the last decade. While renewables boomed in the electricity sector last year, they didn’t meet the overall rise in demand. In transport, which accounts for a third of energy, renewables provided less …

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