Agriculture / Forestry / Sustainable Development / Water Management

The Man Who Stopped the Desert By: Janeen Madan

When Mark Dodd, an award-winning filmmaker visited Burkina Faso’s Yatenga province, he met Yacouba Sawadogo, a peasant farmer, whose life story Dodd felt compelled to share through film. Yacouba Sawadogo, a farmer in Burkina Faso, has developed an innovative planting technique that is restoring degraded land across Africa’s Sahel region. (Photo credit: Center for International … Continue reading

Energy / Low-end Technologies / Sustainable Development

Fuel Efficient Stove Designed by a Darfur Mother

Halima, a mother from Darfur, recently won a World Food Programme $300 cash prize for designing a fuel-efficient stove. The stove made from mud, consumes two-thirds less fuel than traditional way of cooking by effectively using the law of thermodynamics. Anything can be burn in these stoves–wood, household waste, animal dung, brickets (made out of recycled local materials by … Continue reading