Impact Stories

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May 2018

In Kenya, research supported by the ESPA programme has enabled local people to conserve their mangroves in exchange for community development projects, in a scheme that is impacting both Kenyan and international policy. angroves are highly efficient at capturing carbon, much of which ends up buried below ground and is stored away from the atmosphere.

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May 2018

Using inexpensive, replicable and ancient technologies to improve water management in the Peruvian highlands, an ESPA project has benefited both rural upstream communities and the downstream capital city, Lima. 

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Mar 2018

Cocoa production is a pillar of Ghana’s economy and of rural livelihoods, but it is at risk from forest degradation and climate change. An ESPA project has identified eco-friendly farming methods that could play a role in securing the crop’s future.

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