Tag Archives: Climate Change

Eritrea Striving to Address Negative Effects of Climate Change

Eritrea demonstrating commitment to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) by 2030

Eritrea endeavours numerous soil and water conservation schemes to combat effects of climate change. These includes but not limited to: planting over 41 million trees, constructing over 600 different sized water reservoirs (dams), and distributing over 150,000 energy saving stoves.

BY ERI-NEWS

Geographically, Eritrea is located in the Sahel region which is prone to drought and erratic rainfall. This situation is aggravated by climate change. Hence, sustainable land management issues assume great importance for countries like Eritrea whose economies highly depend on agriculture. Continue reading Eritrea Striving to Address Negative Effects of Climate Change

Eritrea: Managing Water Resources to Achieve Sustainable Food Security

BY ALEM FISSHATZION

As Eritrea marks 26 years of Independence, I can’t help remembering Professor Abraham Kidane’s sober reflection last year of the country’s development policy progress during the first 25 years of independence in three magnificent essays. Continue reading Eritrea: Managing Water Resources to Achieve Sustainable Food Security

Can Red Sea Corals Save the Worlds Reefs?

The Red Sea contains some of the world’s hottest and saltiest seawater.

Growing heat and acid tolerant corals in the Eritrean Red Sea might be the next big step to save hot water devastated reefs across the planet.

BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN

Hot water tolerant Red Sea corals could be the key to saving the worlds reefs. It will take an international effort to create the massive coral nurseries here in the Red Sea needed to begin to bring back to life the enormous areas of bleached dead coral reefs in places like The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, or from the coasts of Florida to the Indian Ocean, but it can be done.

Red Sea corals living in shallow waters here in the historic Zula Bay in Eritrea annually tolerate water temperatures of up to 37℃ (98°F) with only moderate bleaching, with the bleached portions able to recover once water temperatures go down. If all species present tolerate these high temperatures, there will be species that can tolerate even higher levels of temperature stress. Continue reading Can Red Sea Corals Save the Worlds Reefs?

A Story of Regeneration and Reforestation from Eritrea

This is a story about how human intelligence and photosynthesis combined to create abundance and natural regeneration in a place where previously only sand, seawater and sunlight existed.

During 1998 – 2003, a remarkable Seawater Farming project took place in Eritrean that showcased the successful development of seawater-based agriculture in an arid coastal zone leading to big profits, a revitalised environment and the creation of many jobs. Can this project be replicated to breathe life into some of the other 25,000 miles of poor coastal desert around the world? (© seaphotoart / stock.adobe.com)

BY NICK JEFFRIES

The application and potential benefits of circular economy thinking have been widely described in the European context. What has been less commonly explored is the application in lower income countries such as those in sub-Saharan Africa.

During 1998 – 2003, a remarkable project took place in the tiny desert country of Eritrea that showcased a systems thinking approach to the development of seawater-based agriculture in an arid coastal zone leading to big profits, a revitalised environment and the creation of many jobs. Continue reading A Story of Regeneration and Reforestation from Eritrea

Ethiopian Dams, Plantations a Threat to Kenyans

Ethiopian dams, industrial projects and climate change are exacerbating the already significant problems the Turkana people face in getting sufficient food and water, and maintaining their health and security.

By Human Rights Watch,

Dropping water levels in Kenya’s Lake Turkana following the development of dams and plantations in Ethiopia’s lower Omo Valley threaten the livelihoods of half a million indigenous people in Ethiopia and Kenya, Human Rights Watch said today. Continue reading Ethiopian Dams, Plantations a Threat to Kenyans

Study on Climate Change and Bumper Crop in Eritrea Hint to Higher Rainfall Levels

One of the clearest indications and strongest testaments of Eritrea’s progress in regard to food security and the right to food is the country’s continuing ability to cope with the challenging climate-related conditions

By CapEri,

Eritrea is expecting a very good harvest due to above average rainfall in most parts of the country. The announcement was made by the country’s Minister of Agriculture, Arefaine Berhe, while marking World Food Day on 16 October 2016 in the Hamelmalo College of Agricul-ture under the theme “Climate is Changing Food and Agriculture must too.” Continue reading Study on Climate Change and Bumper Crop in Eritrea Hint to Higher Rainfall Levels