Faced with growing losses, farmers in Zomba district have come up with an innovative way to adapt: Solar-powered pumps used to pull up underground water, and newly constructed water storage dams that are also used to farm fish, writes Charles Mkoka for Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Harnessing the Enemy - As Crops Dry, Malawi Turns to Solar Irrigation
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 23 July 2018
As climate change brings longer droughts, farmers in eastern Malawi's already dry Lake Chilwa basin are seeing an ever-more-frequent disaster: maize wilting or drying completely,… Read more »
Technology Key for Community to Adapt Climate Change-Experts
Malawi News Agency, 13 June 2018
Experts have warned that unless countries use climate technologies as a tool to enable communities to adapt to climate change, resilience building will still be problematic among… Read more »
Zomba City in Solar Powered Street Light Project
Malawi News Agency, 10 October 2017
Zomba City Council (ZCC) has become the first Council in the country to install solar powered street lights in a project that will see 261 street lights installed across the city. Read more »
A man stands near a raised solar panel and reservoir tanks used for irrigation at Chiswamafupa irrigation scheme, in the traditional authority of Mambo in Zomba district, eastern Malawi, July 11, 2018.
A view of potato plants grown with groundwater pumped into blue reservoir tanks using solar energy, at Ngwerelo, in eastern Malawi's Zomba district, July 11, 2018.
A woman collects water from a hydrant fed by an integrated household and irrigation water project in the village of Gunde in Ntcheu, central Malawi, July 12, 2018.
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