Video: Harvesting Rain in KenyaAugust 29, 2009 # 2:53 pm # Foreign Policy, Human Rights # One Comment
In the arid farmlands of eastern Kenya, a German NGO has been helping communities to harvest rain.
In the arid farmlands of eastern Kenya, a German NGO has been helping communities to harvest rain. Using the occasional rock features that interrupt the otherwise flat landscape, they are building simple reservoirs to catch rainwater as it runs down the rock face. The collected water is then sold for a token price. Some communities have invested in the stock market, others in drip irrigation – raising the real possibility that what started out as a survival technique may yet turn into a development tool.
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