On Uganda’s Lake Victoria, cage fish farms take the guesswork out of fishing, as farmers feed fish in controlled areas – which makes them easy to harvest. But as the popularity of fish farming grows, residents worry about its effect on local water.
Thousands of one-of-a-kind manuscripts written on palmyrah leaves that were lost during Sri Lanka’s civil war, are being recovered. Now, local people are working to digitize them and preserve the history they contain.
As Nepalese youth migrate to the capital or abroad in search of opportunity, the country’s small farmers are left without labor – and their fields often go to waste. Now, by requiring emigrants to find farmworkers before going abroad, a proposed law seeks to put farms first.
In Point Pedro, local entrepreneurs and activists are raising awareness about the need to reduce the use of plastic bags and wrapping materials to help protect the environment and wildlife. Tailors and banana farmers are among those increasing their income as the public responds to calls to cut back on waste.
In rural parts of Uganda, a new district designation means development and improved access to services. But, as residents of the new Rukiga District have discovered, development can have unforeseen consequences.
In DRC’s North Kivu province, forced marriages are often the unhappy result of unplanned pregnancies – even though the practice is illegal. But if you consider forcing your daughter to marry these days, you’ll likely receive a visit from the staff of a women’s organization to talk you out of it.