World Water Day

A water pump pumping water into a small bucket in Ghana

It’s World Water Day. This year’s World Water Day focuses attention on food security – because for all the water we drink, more water goes in to producing our food. While we may drink between 2 and 4 litres of water per day, to produce a kilo of wheat needs 1,500 litres of water, and …

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Cloud poo poo land

…one of the world’s most prominent development economists says Ghana is proving to be one of the strongest performers on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Africa and unlike some of its African counterparts is likely to fulfill them by the 2015 deadline. Africa Rising: Jeffrey Sachs says Ghana’s future looks bright When I first read this, I twitched …

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How to use a toilet

What do you tell someone who has never used a toilet before, or only ever used a shared latrine? We’ve been doing this last week, as new latrines have been completed in some communities and their owners have approached them looking a bit nervous. It essentially goes like this: EDIT: A new rule, based on …

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