In this file photo, Ereneio Dagami, who lost his house to Typhoon Haiyan, grates coconuts in the battered town of Catadman, in Eastern Samar province, central Philippines, Dec. 22, 2013. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
A project to provide coconut farmers with advice over their mobile phones aims to help them cash in on a growing market and lift them out of poverty By Thin Lei Win
BANGKOK, May 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Generosa Gonato’s mobile phone beeped with a warning for the coconut farmer in the southern Philippines to be vigilant against bud rot, a common disease that is fatal for coconut trees. The message included the symptoms and how to treat it.
“So I monitored my trees and discovered some have it,” Gonato told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone. She followed the advice – cutting down and destroying the affected trees quickly to stop the disease becoming an outbreak. Tiếp tục đọc “How to milk the coconut boom? Philippine farmers check their phones”
Using human waste to make fuel briquettes tackles sanitation and health problems – and they even smell sweetBy Benson Rioba
NAKURU, Kenya, May 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Poultry farmer Josephine Mbithe used to get up three times a night to add charcoal to her stove just to keep her newborn chicks warm. But since she started using fuel briquettes made with human waste, the stove burns all night, leaving her to sleep in peace.
Mbithe is one of many Nakuru residents who have embraced the briquettes manufactured from human poo and sawdust collected around the town, northwest of Nairobi, in the Great Rift Valley. Tiếp tục đọc “Human poo transformed into clean fuel for Kenya’s urban poor”
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