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Friday, 16 January 2015 11:06

Nice and dirty – the importance of soil

Be it laterite, loam, peat or clay, soil is life. It's the foundation of food security, and so the UN has declared 2015 as the year to draw attention to the stuff.

Monday, 05 January 2015 15:29

How to boost food production in Africa

Smallholder farmers, who hold over 80 percent of all farms in sub-Saharan Africa, are struggling to adapt to rapidly rising temperature and erratic rains, according to the 2014 Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR), released on 3 September in Addis Ababa.

It says these farmers are now facing the risk of being overwhelmed by the pace and severity of climate change.

Friday, 19 December 2014 18:21

Season's Greetings 2014

Wishing our Amsha Africa Foundation team, friends, and family health and happiness this Holiday Season and throughout the New Year.

Thank you for your support in 2014 and hope you all have a healthy and blessed 2015!

Monday, 25 August 2014 12:15

Distributing Eyeglasses in Nairobi County

Amsha Africa Foundation staff led by Janet Shali & Stella Mawondo distributed over 500 pairs of reading glasses to the community living in Kiambiu slum in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kiambiu (sometimes spelled as Kiambio) is a slum in Nairobi with 40-50,000 residents. Kiambiu is 4 kilometers east of the center of Nairobi. Its name comes from the Swahili word "mbiu-mbiu", which translates as "to be on the run". Of all slums in Nairobi, Kiambiu is the most recently established with a greater accessibility in pathways, drinking water resources and waste handling; these are major challenges to most slums in Kenya (Wikipedia)

This distribution of glasses is part of the ongoing partnership with Eyes on Africa with a mission to provide eyeglasses at no cost to people who would otherwise have no access to them.

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Over the past 8 months, AAF's team in Dallas, Texas U.S.A have been working on a simplified aquaponics system. This aquaponic system is one that can be built using low cost materials and constructed within a day or two by an individual if all the materials are available.

This system can also be expanded (add grow beds) to fit any needs,  family or commercial use. The use of recycled food grade plastic barrels (drums), solar panels,  a loop siphon,  and one pipe to fill and drain the grow beds makes this aquaponic system affordable for many application, especially in third world countries where the cost of materials is expensive.

 

This system has also incorporated solar panels to power the pump and fish tank air pump.  Please see the pictures below documenting the build process and the results after 6 months. More pictures will be added as the system matures.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 15:20

Food security alarm for east, central Africa

Some 20 million people are facing acute food insecurity in eastern and central Africa, with most of them being at “crisis” and “emergency” levels, according to aid agencies. This figure compares unfavorably with 15.8 million people in July 2013.

The affected countries include Somalia, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Central Africa Republic (CAR), Sudan, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania.

The scam starts like this: The legitimate multinational nonprofit organization (in this case AAF) gets a genuine inquiry through its website's contact form from an individual stating that they want to know how to make a donation and know more about the nonprofit's cause.

Since this is a common occurrence in many multinational nonprofit organizations and does not raise any flags, an employee follows up with details about the organization, its mission and vision, and how donations can be made to the legitimate multinational nonprofit organization.

In the latest of several partnerships between tradition and modern science aimed at improving resilience to climate change, pastoralists and meteorologists in Tanzania are working together to produce weather forecasts better suited to farmers.

The hope is that by drawing from both indigenous knowledge and contemporary weather forecasting techniques, crop yields could be increased.

Kenya is experimenting with unconventional methods to tackle high malaria rates through the piloting of mass drug administration (MDA) - treating entire communities with anti-malarial drugs, regardless of whether they have the parasite.

Amsha Africa Foundation staff led by Janet Shali distributed over 100 pairs of reading glasses to the community living in Nyariginyo Village in Laikipia county.

This distribution of glasses is part of the ongoing partnership with Eyes on Africa with a mission to provide eyeglasses at no cost to people who would otherwise have no access to them.

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