Erratic climate patterns and long drought seasons in Southcentral Uganda have seen crops dry up and wither. In addition to this, farmers also face the crop damage by Endangered Grey Crowned Cranes.
Integrated farming promotes the responsible use of natural resources and addressing challenges using local capacity. After a recent knowledge exchange in the Cedarberg, communal farmers confidently took the lead identifying local issues, formulating intervention measures, mobilizing resources and capacity, and implementing relevant solutions.
One of the by-products of the Covid-19 pandemic was much lower levels of human activity related to lockdowns enforced in many countries to reduce the spread of the disease. This decrease in human activity has been named the “anthropause”.
The Rough Moss Frog is a Critically Endangered frog species found only on a single mountain range, the Klein Swartberg, in the Overberg district of the Western Cape, South Africa. In 2020 we realized that this little frog was in big trouble.
To support secondary schools in Kutama, we developed educational resources on women’s health and hygiene and held focus group discussions with 440 girls from grades 8-11 in two secondary schools in collaboration with their Life Orientation educators.