Drought Solutions: Rainwater Harvesting in Africa

Published on October 19th, 2011 | by

Africa Famine Map

Yesterday, we talked a bit about Atlanta’s extreme drought conditions, but what about areas that have been struggling with even more severe droughts?

In the horn of Africa, drought has been a way of life for decades. Lack of water makes it nearly impossible to grow food in many areas, and children in the area suffer from malnutrition. In this video, you can see how one charitable organization is helping villages in East Africa farm and feed themselves, using rainwater harvesting and irrigation techniques.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Ir6lvL_fV5Y?version=3&hl=en_US

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