Home | Media | Food Security | The Fringe Benefits of Food Aid

The Fringe Benefits of Food Aid

This text will be replaced
Created on 01 September 2009
Making Networks Work
(Media / Making Networks Work)
Water Resource Management is a multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary undertaking. It has to do with a...
UNICEF and ECHO bring clean water to Sudan's villa
(Media / UNICEF and ECHO bring clean water to Sudan's villa)
For people living in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan, central Sudan, getting enough clean...
Living Labs: Mekong River Basin
(Media / Living Labs: Mekong River Basin)
It takes large volumes of water to grow rice, but old habits have to change in a world running...
View all


We are all too familiar with the image of the forlorn Ethiopian, carrying sacks of food grains/ cans of vegetable oil given out by aid-agencies. It continues to appear across media and minds as a visual representation of ‘aid-dependence.’ Less discussed—but equally common --- are sights of a variety of products, fashioned out of cans that much of the food aid comes in.

Made of aluminum/ tin-plated steel, these cans are easy to cut, flatten and fold (as can be seen in this video!). They are used in producing a wide range of consumer goods and appliances: buckets, watering cans, doors, windows, roofs, stoves, mousetraps…. there is much creativity involved!

More info:http://goo.gl/RJgyC
Produced by: TheWaterChannel
Year: 2012
Language: English



Facebook comments

Add comment

Security code

Back to Top