Julia J. Aguilera

M.Sc. Student and Research Assistant at the Institute of Environmental Sciences

05biogas nakuru - climate adaptation.

Cow dung as fuel in the Aberdare Range, Kenya

This solution, whose implementation began in 2009, consists of using cow manure to generate biogas through household biodigesters, supported by the Kenya Biogas Programme. Its objective is to help local farmers reduce their dependence on firewood and fossil fuels as energy sources, thus reducing both the economic expenses for families and the impact on local forests resulting from fuelwood harvesting. 

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terraces fonerwa - climate adaptation.

The Green Gicumbi project in Rwanda

The Strengthening Climate Resilience of Rural Communities project, commonly known as the Green Gicumbi Project, was launched in 2019 in northern Rwanda as a six-year project to promote climate change resilience in the area. Following an integrated landscape management model, it will help restore and enhance degraded watershed ecosystems and promote sustainable management of forest resources.  

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green house - climate adaptation.

Greenhouses in the Taita Hills forests - The 'People Partner with Nature' Program in Kenya

Under the People Partner with Nature Program, which aims to "reduce the destruction of forested Kenya’s Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) and contribute to the realization of best participatory forest management practices for the benefit of all", Nature Kenya is supporting communities in the Taita Hills to increase their resilience to climate change, including through the use of greenhouses as a solution to climate change and increased food productivity.

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crags - climate adaptation.

Nursing trees for tilted farming in Burundi

The Climate-Resilient Altitudinal Gradients (CRAG) project, from which this solution is part, was initiated in 2017 with the objective of strengthening local ecosystems as a means to improve resilience in a number of communities located at elevations above 1000 meters above sea level in the highlands of north-western Burundi. It aimed to decrease erosion and landslide risk through the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices on steep slopes.

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eamcef - climate adaptation.

Buzz-boosting techniques - The case of beekeeping in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania

This solution, consisting of the implementation of beekeeping activities in different communities adjacent to the Udzungwa Mountains National Park in Tanzania, represents an alternative source of livelihood and a successful strategy that has helped reduce unsustainable activities such as logging in the targeted areas. It contributes to reducing human pressure on local ecosystems already affected by climate change. 

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water tank nyabihu - climate adaptation.

Getting slopes in shape - The EWMR pilot project in Rwanda

The Embedding Integrated Water Resource Management in Rwanda (EWMR) project was introduced in 2019 as a pilot project to address the interlinkages of erosion and flood-related problems in different districts within the Sebeya River catchment. The overall objective of the solution is to improve livelihoods and the environment in the region through landscape restoration and improved natural resource management.

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