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The tree helping Kenyan farmers beat drought and poverty

TRF

The Melia volkensii tree, known for thriving in drylands, has provided farmers in Kenya with a simple and effective way of protecting their farms and livelihoods. Grown in farmers' fields, the tree is a source of income all year round, helps keep crops growing through dry spells and can even revive damaged soil.

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    RTPI

    In the first initiative of its kind in England, the Royal Town Planning Institute is working with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to develop a climate resilience policy. Emphasising fairness, equality and inclusion in the context of climate change, officials will incorporate the policy in the city region’s emerging Spatial Development Strategy.

  • Sri Lanka's drought, failure to raise power capacity force power cuts

    Reuters

    Sri Lanka's state-run power firm has imposed daily electricity cuts as a drought has slashed hydro-power output in half, highlighting the government's failure to build new power plants. An extended shortage could hurt Sri Lanka's weak economy and, out of desperation, the government has tried producing artificial rain.

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