Hydroponics is the next frontier for agriculture

Hydroponics Kenya is pioneering and initiating hydroponic technology in East and Central Africa. Hydroponics basically means growing plants without the use of soil. At Hydroponics Kenya, they start off using a system called vertical farming....

World Habitat Day, Cities Day, 11th World Urban Forum locations announced

UN-Habitat has announced the hosts for three of its flagship events aimed at promoting awareness on the state of the towns and cities and reminding everyone that they have the power and responsibility to...

First UN-Habitat Assembly opens Monday

UN-Habitat, the United Nations Agency and focal point on sustainable urbanization, will officially open its first UN-Habitat Assembly on Monday. The week-long event will be attended by four Heads of State, over 40 ministers and...

Gentle Chic’s reusable and biodegradable pads

The south rift valley of Kenya is semi arid, and with this harsh environment comes a number of challenges. Water is at the top, and with this comes the sanitation challenge. One thing  that...

Maji Milele knows water is life

Access to clean water is perhaps the most major of issues in urban and rural Kenya. Maji Milele is a for-profit social enterprise whose core business is to provide long lasting water services though...

Food farms made from Industrial barrels

In Africa, arable land is on a constant decrease due to urbanization, pollution and climate change. This has made food process go up and access to fresh safe food evermore difficult. A community group in...

Food production through Permaculture

In our ever-changing environment, adaptive measures are now more of a necessity, not only on a community level but domestic as well. On the Kenyan coast, a permaculture enthusiast, Ivan,  is turning his home into...

Unexpected uses of Elephant dung

The gentle giant consumes about 200-250 Kilograms of food on a daily basis. This obviously results in a large amount of excretion, which is about 50 kilos a day. But did you even think...

Turning tree-planting into an economically viable practice

Across Africa, the forest is a resource for sustenance for many people who rely on it as a source for fuel, building material or income. This has seen vast areas of forest being cleared, In...

M-Kopa Solar is lighting up Kenya

M-Kopa is using mobile money platforms to provide solar power to off-the-grid consumers around Kenya. Access to electricity is still a a major challenge in most areas on the continent. Where solar products are available,...
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