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Video: Harvesting Rain in Kenya

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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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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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