Entries by Natasha Skreslet

From Foes to Friends – Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership Helps Bridge Divide Between Commercial Flower Growers and Smallholder Farmers

The Mount Kenya Growers Group is one of the key stakeholders in the establishment of the Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership (MKEWP) – an initiative facilitated by 2030 WRG and supported by the Laikipia Wildlife Forum (LWF). We interviewed Topper Murray, Managing Director of Lolomarik Farm to talk about his experience navigating the relationship between […]

Kenya 2030 WRG Governing Board Endorses New Catchment Stewardship and Industrial Water Management Proposals

This April, the Kenya 2030 Water Resources Group Governing Board welcomed the Kenya Bankers Association into its membership and unanimously endorsed two project proposals aimed at strengthening catchment management by professionalizing water resource users associations (WRUAs) and reducing the discharge of untreated effluent into the environment by incentivizing industrial water users to treat and re-use […]

Charting Next Steps for Improving Smallholder Farmers’ Access to Irrigation Financing in Tanzania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania – The Tanzania 2030 Water Resources Group convened senior representatives from Tanzania’s agriculture, finance, and water sectors  to chart a path forward to make it easier for the country’s smallholder and emerging farmers to access financing for irrigation technologies. The move aims to improve irrigation efficiency while also […]

The Guardian: Linking smallholder farmers to financiers is key to achieving more crop per drop

NEWS SOURCE: The Guardian (IPP Media) BY: Mr. Japhet Justine, Managing Director, Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB)   Water is arguably our most important and yet undervalued resource. Not only does it sustain life, but it is a critical enabler of the activities that drive our economy. Agriculture, a mainstay of Tanzanian livelihoods, constitutes 30 […]