Tag Archives: Africa

How electricity changed our lives

- Michael J. Ssali

There is a kerosene lamp known in the Luganda language as tadooba. It burns like a candle and it gives off thick dark smoke that slowly causes a black coating… […]

Bursting With Energy—Nakuru Agricultural Show

Thursday September 10th, 2015 - Max Marcheselli

Kenyan farmers have been travelling to the Nakuru National Agricultural Show every year since 1920. These days you need to arrive early if you want to avoid the lengthy queues… […]

EU drive energy access through ‘blending’ grants

Thursday April 30th, 2015 - Smart Villages

The European Union has unveiled plans to support new energy schemes in Africa. The partnership with Paris-based private equity firm Astor Capital Partners will support around 20 SME’s involved in… […]

Mobile phones increase farmer resilience

Monday May 5th, 2014 - Smart Villages

A recent article from Uganda reveals that one of the biggest questions facing rural communities around the world is how to build resilience to the increased uncertainty brought about by… […]

Woman farmer: Land ownership in Africa “the preserve of men”

- Smart Villages

On the surface, the facts are startling. According to Farming First, a coalition of farmers, engineers, scientists and industry, women[lightbox full=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaiban/6866495548/”][/lightbox] constitute up to 80% of Africa’s smallholder farmers and are produce… […]