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Slug Pellets – the facts

By |October 14th, 2015|

Slug pellets are a vital part of the arable farmer’s toolbox in our region. But how do you know which ones to use, and how can we tell if they are effective?

Do you know […]

Misty Mornings

By |September 15th, 2015|

Now its already early autumn, with so many showers it does feel like the summer has been a good one for the garden but not necessarily for gardeners! I’m a bit of a fair […]

Farmers on board for Slug It Out campaign

By |September 14th, 2015|

Earlier this year we embarked on a new project to tackle a significant problem facing both the farming and water industries – metaldehyde from slug pellets leaching into our reservoirs.

The Slug It Out campaign […]

The final day – how WaterAid makes a difference…

By |July 21st, 2015|

It was our final full day visiting communities in Malawi today. The difference made to both villages by addressing the issues of hygiene and sanitation was clearly evident. In both places they now have latrines […]

  • Richard Boucher's WaterAid supporters' trip to Malawi - a new well in a rural village
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    Day 4 in Malawi – the well is the mother of the village…

Day 4 in Malawi – the well is the mother of the village…

By |July 17th, 2015|

Wow! What a contrast to yesterday’s visit to the health clinic. Today we visited two villages where WaterAid and its partners have worked with the communities to totally transform their lives.

The welcome we received […]

Day 3 in Malawi – a day of two halves…

By |July 16th, 2015|

It was a long day today. We headed up to Kasungu, which is a smaller town in the central region. After meeting the council we went on to a local school. The school has over 4,800 […]

  • Residents of Lilongwe washing clothes in the Kamuzu reservoir
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    Day 2 in Malawi – the Lilongwe water board and the Kamuzu Dam…

  • Children in Lilongwe searching through litter
  • The Lilongwe local WaterAid team

Day 2 in Malawi – the Lilongwe water board and the Kamuzu Dam…

By |July 14th, 2015|

So today was my first full day in Malawi, which started rather early with a very loud call to prayer across the city at 5am – still, he had a good voice!

Our first visit […]

Arriving in Malawi…

By |July 14th, 2015|

Photo – arriving into Lilongwe.

It still amazes me how far we can travel in such a short time. I find it incredible that I left heavy rain in London and 15 hours later – […]

Flaming June?

By |June 22nd, 2015|

It was so hot a few weeks ago I had the sun block on, but no need for that today, it’s cooler and overcast. Since planting up some aquilegias, peonies, lots of summer flowering […]

Freebies and farmers at #Cereals15…

By |June 11th, 2015|

Over the last few days, the British summer has been out in force, marking the biggest event on the agricultural calendar and leaving more than a few with the infamous farmer tan… I’m of […]