Secure access by rural poor people to water is central to the achievement ofthe Millennium Development Goals, inparticular the target of reducing by halfthe proportion of people living inextreme poverty and hunger by 2015.Most of these people depend onagriculture for their livelihoods. In mostdeveloping countries, agriculture usesmore than 80 per cent of mobilizedwater resources. But more thanhalf the water diverted for agriculturedoes not contribute directly tofood production as intended.
With an increasing number ofcountries facing severe watershortages, efficient use of water byagriculture to reduce poverty andhunger is a significant issue. Join thisinteresting debate and attend the manysessions on this theme to learn about:
- different agricultural solutions towater scarcity challenges
- how technology is helpingsmallholder farmers to bettermanage water resources
- diverse rain harvesting methods
Better safe than sorry - how do you wash salad greens at home? (2)
What’s the best way to wash salad greens to eliminate dangerous pathogens? You might be surprised to learn you’re not doing the job right. Participants passing this stand will be asked how they wash lettuce at home. Ghanaian street food kitchen staff will then describe the various ways people wash their salad greens in West Africa and demonstrate the proper method. Sandwiches with properly washed lettuce will be served, and a video on kitchen safety options will be shown.
Dr. Philip Amoah