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How Rangelands Rehabilitation is Offering a Ray of Hope in the Fight Against Climate Change

…In Lesotho, government and LHDA efforts to rehabilitate degraded rangelands are not only revitalising local ecosystems but also providing a sustainable lifeline for communities dependent on agriculture. 28 June 2024 by Pascalinah Kabi Est. Read Time: 5m 9s Listen to this article: At 64, Motanya Liphoto has seen it all—from working [...]

Community Voices Demand Solutions for Access to Clean Water

As climate change worsens water scarcity, Lesotho faces access challenges, prompting government initiatives and community advocacy for equitable water provision solutions. 10 June 2024 by Pascalinah Kabi Est. Read Time: 4m 37s Listen to this article: A ten-year-old, *Thabo Ntai, places a 20-litre container under the spout of a protected well, [...]

How Lesotho Farmers are Tackling Food Waste Head-on

14 May 2024 by Pascalinah Kabi  Est Read Time: 5 min(s) 51 sec(s) Listen to this article: A selection of organically grown vegetables – including oversized pumpkins, carrots, beetroot, butternut, radishes and spinach– is displayed on the table in front of their growers. While some fresh produce items, like carrots, radishes, [...]

How Lesotho Plans to Address Malnutrition Amongst Children in Quthing, Mohale’s Hoek

19 February 2024 by Mamohlakola Letuka  Est Read Time: 7 min(s) 42 sec(s) Quthing farmers display their produce at the launch of a four-year food program designed to strengthen the local economy by creating a market for farmers and ensuring children have access to nutritious meals. Credit: Provided. At Mohlakoana Primary [...]

From Royal Plea to Quthing’s Plight: Lesotho’s King Urges Greater International Support in Battling Climate Change

5 January 2024 by Pascalinah Kabi  Est Read Time: 5 min(s) 1 sec(s) Listen to this article: A Quthing house was destroyed by strong winds in December 2023. Credit: Facebook User. As Mpiti Lebesele Letsie, a seasoned radio presenter at Seaka FM in Quthing, gazed through the window, an ordinary afternoon [...]

Inside Lesotho’s Green Revolution: Inspiring a Global Shift towards Sustainable Change

18 December 2023 by Pascalinah Kabi   Est Read Time: 6 min(s) 49 sec(s) Listen to this article: The Ramarothole solar plant stands as a compelling testament to Lesotho’s steadfast commitment to a complete transition to clean energy. Credit: MNNCIJ/Sechaba Mokhethi. As people all around the world strive to shift from using [...]

Calls for Basotho to Collectively Protect the Environment in Line with Pope Francis’ Message

09 October 2023 by Pascalinah Kabi The whir of a tractor roars into life in Ha Raliile, a small village nestled in the Sehlabeng plateau in Berea. The tractor belongs to farmer and businessman Thabiso Mokone. Mokone trades in renting the tractor to other farmers in the area and, selling fresh [...]

Lesotho traditional healer Mohaneng Lekhooana

Calls for Lesotho to Build a National Botanical Garden

18 August 2021 by Pascalinah Kabi At least twelve life-saving medicinal plants face extinction in Lesotho. The twelve are Othonna natalensis, Othonna natalensis (Elephant’s root), Hypoxis hemerocallidea (African potato or star flower), Dicoma anomala (stomach bush), Pentanisia prunelloides (broad-leaved pentanisia), Bulbine narcissifolia (star-leaved bulbine), Eriocephalus tenuifolius (wild rosemary), Alepidea amatymbica [...]