Where previously barren land surrounded abandoned villages, communities now see water tables rising, rehabilitated land producing surplus crops, and villages spontaneously repopulating.
Natural Resource Management
Earlier this month, Africare “handed over” the control of a school water project to school authorities and the community of Dibaro in Mali’s Koulikoro region.
Ghanaian farmers entrust their livelihoods to the land. Ideally, they could produce harvests large enough to feed their families with stockpiles left over to sell on the market, generating income to boost the quality of their lives and to invest in further improving their farm. But farming in Ghana can be difficult:
Water is life. So when health clinics don’t have clean water, it’s a serious issue.
In 2010, a severe drought caused one of Niger’s worst food shortages in history. In 2011, the prolonged lack of rain caused another poor harvest and initiated a nationwide crisis year. Mercilessly, when rains finally came in 2012,
“Eco-friendly” strategies are becoming a top priority around the globe — International Development is no exception to the rule. Africare President Julius E. Coles spoke at Princeton University April 11 on the new solutions demanded of some of Africa’s most challenging questions in development.
Julius E. Coles, president of Africare, recently spoke as part of a series of talks on Global Health where he asserted that Africa’s prospects point to a bright future for the continent.