Ecorangers and Meat Naturally – Conservation South Africa
Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa
Meat Naturally Pty uses ecological science, a government job creation program, and market interest in sustainable meat to implement communal grazing systems that result in improved water and food availability.
Irrigation Scheduling System – Institute for University Cooperation
An irrigation scheduling system that provides farmers with direct indications on when and how much to irrigate. Through a climate station, the system measures air temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, intensity of solar radiation, and rains.
Salt-Tolerant Potato – MetaMeta & SaltFarmTexel
A non-GMO, salt-tolerant potato that requires very little fresh water for cultivation. Scaling up access to this potato will contribute to better use of lands and waters that have high salinity and will reduce the pressure on freshwater resources.
The Buried Diffuser – Institute for University Cooperation
Patented underground irrigation technique for field and green house trees, shrubs, vegetables in fields and green houses that enhances efficiency of water resources, increases crop productivity, and makes rain-fed agriculture sustainable.
Weather System – Trans African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory (TAHMO)
Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
TAHMO's weather stations measure meteorological and water resource variables (rainfall, radiation, temperature, humidity, wind speed/direction, soil moisture, etc) and send the data via GSM networks to a data server, providing accurate, localized, and timely weather information.