With technical support from the World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the UN and the EU, the Government of Malawi carried out a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) in the aftermath of the 2015 floods in Malawi, launching the findings on 18 June 2015, in Malawi. The assessment aimed to quantify the loss and damage from the floods, and estimate recovery and reconstruction costs. The assessment shows total loss and damage of US$335 million, while total recovery and reconstruction costs are approximately US$494 million.
read more: http://africasd.iisd.org/news/malawi-partners-assess-flooding-loss-and-damage-recovery-costs/
and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) is working with the Government of
Malawi on a US$16 million plan to protect farmers from severe flooding, which has
destroyed fields and homes, washed away animals and crops, and is threatening
food security in the affected areas, including with disease outbreaks that
could affect surviving livestock. Read more: http://climate-l.iisd.org/news/fao-malawi-to-protect-farmers-from-severe-flooding/
An International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-supported project in Ethiopia is making progress in addressing land degradation. The 'Community-based Natural Resource Management Project,' located in the watershed of Lake Tana in the northwest of the country focuses on combating land degradation and promoting sustainable land management (SLM) to increase agricultural productivity, household food security, incomes and climate change resilience.
Read more: http://africasd.iisd.org/news/ifad-project-combats-land-degradation-in-ethiopia/
Waithera, a poultry farmer, began looking for ways to keep her birds alive through the cold nights. Charcoal fires, her first choice, resulted in too many birds dying of carbon monoxide poisoning in their closed coop.
So, on the advice of other farmers, she turned to briquettes made of compressed waste materials from sugar and molasses production. The long-burning briquettes worked - even relieving her of the middle-of-the-night drudgery of trudging to the chicken house to stock up the charcoal fire.