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Climate-smart solutions

Zimbabwean coffee farmers are implementing new, sustainable coffee farming methods to increase productivity

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A mobile app is providing Kenyan farmers with information on their farm’s soil composition and weather forecasts within minutes. With almost real-time data on soil type, fertiliser requirements and predicted rainfall, smallholders are reducing environmental damage and boosting their climate resilience.

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In Kenya, a safe, convenient and affordable ethanol cooking fuel is reducing damage to the environment, and impact on human health. Accessed through local retailers via cloud-connected e-commerce kiosks, the fuel is used on modern ethanol cooking stoves costing half the price of traditional gas stoves.

Women farmers are using water smart techniques to sustainably increase crop yields, whilst maintaining vital soil ecosystems in Ghana, Malawi and Mali. In these drought-prone countries, establishing water-efficient practices helps to improve smallholder farmers’ access to water and increase the resilience of their livelihoods and local ecosystems.