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At the salt evaporation ponds in Gongoni, Kilifi County. Water (mostly seawater) is directed into the ponds by the use of pumps. Natural evaporation is then left to take place and salt is subsequently harvested. The ponds also provide resting grounds for waterbirds. #BlueEconomy ImageImageImageImage
The salt production sector has large-scale players who have monopolized the table salt market and special salt suitable for baking. The small-scale players like the one whose ponds I've pictured focus on other markets like animal feed makers.
There is ongoing competition, sometimes unfair, despite the focus on different markets. The larger companies are often accused of blocking seawater from reaching the ponds of the small-scale entrepreneurs in the sector.
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#LandGovernance: Today is DAY 1 of the Political Economy of Land Governance in Africa short course.

The class of 2021 comprises 88 land professionals from 29 African countries.

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@NELGA_AU @PLAASuwc @UWConline @ECA_OFFICIAL @giz_gmbh
Colonial conceptions of customary tenure continue to inform conceptions of the customary today. The "customary" is not fixed from some time immemorial; it has been reshaped for ideological & political purposes.

Prof. Kojo Amanor, African Studies, Ghana
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@UnivofGh @IASUG It's thrilling to get to know the land officials, activists, professionals and academics from across the continent.... The next generation of African land expertise.

The Political Economy of #LandGovernance in Africa short course - now online. Image
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Next we have Nick Lewis @EnvUoA speaking about the #BlueEconomy and some of the projects we have funded #NZMSS2021
“We’re heading into a blue economy moment, globally”
We define a Blue Economy as being ‘made up of marine activities that generate economic value AND contribute positively to social, cultural and ecological well-being. It’s an aspiration
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"Harvesting the oceans under the Blue Economy": "The #OECD suggests that the #ocean economy is likely to outpace the global economy in the next 15 years."

#GreatReset #NewDealForNature #DeepSeaMining
Under guise of protecting #biodiversity:

"Framed as perhaps the last untapped, under-explored & under-exploited region in the world, the Pacific #Ocean is set to be a contested space for resources."

#WorldEconomicForum #SDGs
"The #BlueEconomy heralds a new race to carve up the Pacific, turning the Pacific Ocean, from surface to seafloor, into a crowded/contested space. Pacific state leaders are courted w/ economic gains that are a fraction of the value of the ocean resources that will be #extracted."
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LIVE blog: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to present Budget 2020 at 11 am thenewsminute.com/article/live-b…
Copies of the Union Budget reach Parliament. Follow all live updates on #Budget2020 here: thenewsminute.com/article/live-b…
Live now: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tables 15th Finance Commission panel report. #Budget2020
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