Current Affairs

Low Technology Irrigation Ideas

Irrigating a farm can double the amount of food it produces. But even with that potential, 80 percent of farmland worldwide is not irrigated, says the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Part of the problem may be the high cost of irrigation equipment. Also, the prospect of wasteful irrigation techniques raises the specter of environmental damage including water shortages, erosion and soil salinization. Small-scale watering systems can circumvent those issues: Low-cost, low-tech and efficient irrigation is possible. These are ten technologies that work.

Vox Populi

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Ways to Improve Healthcare

In sub-Saharan Africa, infectious diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS cause 69% of deaths. Though we can deliver short-term aid and try to develop innovative vaccines or treatments for these diseases, the real issue is the danger of a weak healthcare system. To address this, we must focus on building better healthcare infrastructure in Africa. For example, Africa bears one-quarter of the global disease burden, yet has only 2% of the world’s doctors. This is unacceptable, and we need to take steps to address inadequate healthcare infrastructure now.

Fulani Herdsmen Challenge

According to social media discussions, they are considered the greatest menace in Nigeria after the terrorist group known as Boko Haram. The media reports incidents of brutal murders all along their path as they drive their livestock Southward. The social media see them as a tribal and religious menace. However the government appear unwilling to do anything to allay the fears of the ordinary citizen ; and the foreign media brushes it all off as skirmishes over land. How sincere has the government been about addressing the Fulani herdsmen situation?

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