How southern Africa is coping with worst global food crisis for 25 years


From Angola to Zimbabwe, food prices are soaring and malnutrition is on the rise as the latest El Niño weather event takes a brutal toll. *Curated information on drought. Flashback story.

Angola
Drought is affecting 1.4 million people across seven of Angola’s 18 provinces. Food prices have rocketed and acute malnutrition rates have doubled, with more than 95,000 children affected. Food insecurity is expected to worsen from July to the end of the year.

Read how was it with 11 more African countries.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/may/22/southern-africa-worst-global-food-crisis-25-years

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Animals die as Cambodia is gripped by worst drought in decades


Curated information on drought. Flashback story.

“Previous droughts only affected parts of the country, but the current drought is affecting the whole,” he said on Tuesday.

Nineteen provinces have been classified as in a serious condition requiring “immediate intervention” from the government, he said, and while the authorities have held off on making an appeal for international aid, “ministries, military units, NGOs, and everyone capable of helping” have been asked to step up.

Read more.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/may/05/animals-die-cambodia-worst-drought-decades

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FAO Report: Achieving Zero Hunger Requires “Major Overhaul” of Global Food Systems


*curated information…

Challenges to food stability and availability include: sustainable intensification to meet increasing demand; ensuring a sustainable natural resource base; addressing climate change and intensification of natural hazards; and preventing transboundary threats to agriculture and food systems.

Read FAO Report.

https://remarkeet.com/blog/blog/2017/02/24/achieving-zero-hunger/

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Agriculture needs water. Food production has drought as main challenge.  A solution must anticipate the El Nino ( dry spell) all the time.

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Solar Water Pumping – Part 2 – How to Size a System


*curated information…

By AMY BEAUDET

SIZING A SOLAR WATER PUMPING SYSTEM

In this blog post we’re going to show you how to size and determine the various basic components that make up a submersible solar water pumping system:

Read how.

https://www.altestore.com/blog/2016/05/how-to-size-solar-water-pumping-system/

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Solar Water Pumping – Part 1 – Basics


*curated information…

By AMY BEAUDET  

This is the first part of our blog series on solar water pumping that introduces to you the different types of solar water pumps. 

Solar Water Pumps – the Solution to Pumping without Electrical Lines 

Solar water pumps enable you to move water from its remote source to where you need it, without access to power lines. Solar pumping has three primary uses; domestic use for washing, cooking and drinking, livestock watering, and irrigation. The same basics are used for all three requirements, although domestic use may require additional capabilities. We’ll discuss domestic use for this blog. We’ll cover irrigation and livestock in a future blog post. Solar water pumps are different from regular AC powered pumps in more ways than the simple fact that they use DC power instead of AC. Most solar pumps are designed to be used in off-grid situations, and are designed to be extremely efficient. By not experiencing losses when going from DC to AC and back to DC, you can maximize your pumping while minimizing your power use. The most efficient way to use a solar pump is PV-direct, powering the pump directly off the solar panel, without using batteries. Rather than experiencing losses through storing power in batteries, the water itself is stored in a cistern or tank to be used when needed. It’s much easier to store water than power. The difference between a cistern and a tank is a cistern has a removable lid, and a tank is generally sealed.

Submersible Solar Pumps vs Surface Pumps

Solar water pumps typical come two types: submersible and surface.

Submersible solar pump (left) versus a surface pump (right).

Solar water pumps are typically divided into two categories: submersible pump and surface pump. A submersible pump is installed under water, usually in a well, but can also be in a pond or stream if raised off the bottom. A surface pump is installed above the water, with an intake hose feeding the pump from the water source, and the output hose feeding the tank. Pumps are able to push water out much higher than they are able to suck water in, so the they need to be close to the water source. Keep the head, or the height difference between the water and the pump,as low as possible.

Morning Boost

Most of us need a boost to get going in the morning; a solar pump is no different. Pumps generally require a high surge in current when starting up, but not a lot of voltage. As a result, when solar pumps are starting in the dim, morning light, it can sometimes have trouble getting started. A Linear Current Booster (LCB) is a device that can be installed between the solar panel array and the pump to increase the current output to get the pump going in lower light. It does so by dropping the voltage output, which doesn’t affect the water flow as much as current does. This will allow pumping to begin earlier in the day, and continue later in the afternoon as the sun is heading down – giving you more water pumped overall during the day.

Let me float this idea by you…

A float switch can be connected to control when to turn the pump on or off based on the water level. A pump up switch will turn the pump on when the tank is low, and off when it is full. It is also known as a full tank shut off switch. A pump down float will turn on the pump when the tank is full, and off when it is empty. It is also known as an empty tank shut off switch. Some LCBs have the ability to connect a float switch input to it, rather than directly to the pump. Be sure to check the manual of the LCB, as the on/off behavior may change when using a float switch with certain LCBs.

 Under Pressure

When providing water for a house, water pressure must be created to allow the water to flow inside the pipes. A typical house has 40 PSI (pounds per square inch) of pressure, although, as low as 20 PSI may be adequate for your needs. Water pressure can be achieved a few ways. Gravity feed is the most basic method; where the water is stored in a tank higher than the house. Every foot of head is equal to 0.433 PSI. If the tank is 100’ high, it will provide 43 PSI of water pressure for your house (100’ x .433 = 43.3 PSI).

Feet Head of Water to PSI

Ft. Head PSI Ft. Head PSI Ft. Head PSI

1 0.43 20 8.66 80 34.6

2 0.87 30 13 90 39

3 1.3 40 17.3 100 43.3

4 1.73 50 21.6 200 86.6

5 2.17 60 26 500 216

10 4.33 70 30.3 1000 433

 

Booster Pump for House Pressure

If a high storage tank isn’t possible, a smaller booster pump can be added to the system to pressurize the pipes. This pump would have to be connected to the battery bank to allow pressurizing at any time of day or night. The booster pump technical specs will show the PSI capability and how many amps are needed to create the pressure.

This should provide a general overview of solar pumping. Stay tuned for our next blog where we demonstrate how to select the right solar water pumps for your off-grid house. Please contact us at the altE Store for help designing your solar water pumping system.

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50 million Africans face hunger after crops fail again


*curated information. flashback story on drought…

The severest El Niño in 30 years was expected to tail off in the next month as hot equatorial waters in the Pacific returned to normal temperatures, but its effects would be felt for many more months, said the World Food Programme. Stephen O’Brien, the UN’s humanitarian chief, said: “The collective impact of the El Niño phenomenon has created one of the world’s biggest disasters for millions of people, yet this crisis is receiving little attention.

Read more. 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/may/22/africans-face-famine-after-crops-fail

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Drought and rising temperatures ‘leaves 36m people across Africa facing hunger’


//curated information. flashback story on solar pumping solution.

More than 36 million people face hunger across southern and eastern Africa, the United Nations has warned, as swaths of the continent grapple with the worst drought in decades at a time of record high temperatures.

The immediate cause of the drought which has crippled countries from Ethiopia to Zimbabwe is one of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded. It has turned normal weather patterns upside down around the globe, climate scientists say.

Read more.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/mar/16/drought-high-temperatures-el-nino-36m-people-africa-hunger

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Solar Pump Helps Herders Overcome Zimbabwe Drought


//curated information. flashback story on solar pumping solution.

Communities in one of the most drought-prone parts of Zimbabwe are ditching farming in favor of cattle raising with support from the United Nations and a local NGO.

Mathafeni village about 600 kilometers southwest of Harare is in one of the driest districts in Zimbabwe, but a solar-powered borehole pumps water into a trough where some cattle are drinking.

The borehole supplies water for a dip tank just a few meters away, which helps reduce the risk of waterborne disease.

Read more.
https://www.google.com.ph/amp/www.voanews.com/amp/3645502.html

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Know the 10 popular solar energy myths


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Solar is relatively a new concept in the Indian homes. On one hand, people are excited about installing renewable source of energy at their roof top while on the other hand there are some myths and misconceptions in the mind of the Indian people which are stopping them in adopting solar as a new alternate source of energy. I have met & inquired people, about the use of solar energy, around the state and clear their misunderstanding about this energy source, made them aware about its benefits as the new alternate source of energy. I am going to summarize this post by clearing the myths and apprehensions about the solar energy.

Know what are these myths.

http://www.adityagreens.com/blog/10-popular-solar-energy-myths-busted

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India to use International Solar Alliance to push solar water pumps


//curated information. flashback story on solar water pumping…

NEW DELHI: India plans to use International Solar Alliance to popularise indigenously developed solar water pumps across the world, especially in emerging markets, a top official said. 

“Many countries are not even aware of solar pumps,” said Upendra Tripathy, secretary, ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE), who is also the chairperson of the interim administrative cell of International Solar Alliance (ISA), a joint initiative of India and France launched during the Paris climate conference last year to bring together 121 ‘sunshine’ countries to optimise solar power use. 

Read more.

http://m.economictimes.com/news/industry/energy/power/india-to-use-international-solar-alliance-to-push-solar-water-pumps/articleshow/52425963.cms

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