Paolo Patruno

Photographer/Filmmaker
  
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Location: Bologna
Nationality: Italian
Biography: I am a freelance documentary photographer and filmmaker. I traveled throughout Africa over the past ten years, documenting global topics, including health care, education, human rights, gender issues, sustainable development. Since 2011 I’m... read on
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Ricerca e Cooperazione - Blantyre, Malawi.

Chipalamba Toto Project
This initiative aims at fighting the growing phenomenon of land desertification in the Southern region of Malawi, and particularly in 5 areas of the Blantyre district. The project actions aimed at contrasting soil erosion, the biggest environmental problem Malawi faces: in many areas of the country is estimated a yearly loss of 50 to 100 tons of farming land with a significant impact on food security, being Malawi population dependent on agriculture production.
Among the main consequences of desertification:
• Reduction of the agricultural irrigated and non irrigated production
• Reduction of perennial plants, with immediate consequences on food availability
• General reduction of the biomass necessary for food cooking and building materials
• Drastic reduction of water resources as a consequence of river and ground water reduction
• Increase of seasonal flooding, river beds sedimentation, water and air pollution
• Increase of “environmental refugees” migrating in search of new areas for housing and farming
The project is a pilot action, strengthened by the use of new technologies with low environmental impact, following two operational lines: the improvement of farmers’ technical know howwith regards tosoil conservation and the fight against deforestation.
Theproject will contribute to build an environmental and agricultural model which farmers will be able to understand, adopt and spread progressively across the country .
The project title in the local Chichewa language means “No to Desertification!”.
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EDC - Multimedia

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EDC Rwanda

By Paolo Patruno — EDC - Education Development Center. Kigali, Rwanda. Nearly 40 percent of Rwanda’s population is between the ages of 14-35. Every year there are..
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EDC - Multimedia

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Birth is a Dream - Multimedia

By Paolo Patruno — Birth is a Dream project
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BIRTH is a DREAM

By Paolo Patruno — In 2011 I started my " BIRTH IS A DREAM " a documentary project which aims to document and raise awareness about  maternal health..
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Outside the ring

By Paolo Patruno — Lilongwe, Malawi.
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Street children

By Paolo Patruno — Kabale, Uganda Anold, 12. Moses, 14. Elisha, 15. Nestori, 16. Allan, 13. Dick, 14. Michael, 16. Joseph, 14. These are names and age of some of the..
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Living disability

By Paolo Patruno — Lilongwe, Malawi
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Circomondo Festival

By Paolo Patruno — Siena, Italy
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Alcohol abuse

By Paolo Patruno — Lilongwe, Malawi Wellington, 34 years old. Married with Elube, 28 years, they have 3 children 10, 6 and 3 years old. Since 2008 he has worked at..
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Music

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Portrait

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Wedding Stefy+Luigi

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Fine Art

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500miles

By Paolo Patruno — 500miles - Lilongwe, Malawi. 500miles is a Charity that supports amputees and other disabled people in Malawi and Zambia, mainly focuses in..
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WFRM DRC

By Paolo Patruno — WFRM DRC - Bukavu, DRC. The World Family of Radio Maria is a non-governmental organization (NGO) and its founding member is the Italian..
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UMCOR

By Paolo Patruno — UMCOR. The United Methodist Committee on Relief Lubumbashi-Mulungwishi, DRC. The United Methodist Church has a long and far-reaching presence..
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Solar Sister

By Paolo Patruno — SOLAR SISTER - Kampala, Uganda. Solar Sister is an award winning social enterprise supporting women and girls in rural Africa by providing..
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Seva Canada

By Paolo Patruno — SEVA CANADA - Blantyre, Malawi. Lions Sight First Eye Hospital Seva is a charity organization working for children and adults in Africa...
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Play Soccer

By Paolo Patruno — PLAY SOCCER - Blantyre, Malawi.
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MSF TB Uganda

By Paolo Patruno — MSF. Médecins sans Frontières Kitgum, Uganda. Uganda is one of the world's 22 high burden countries for tuberculosis (TB). MSF's experience..
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Fedoma

By Paolo Patruno — FEDOMA  - Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi Lilongwe, Malawi. In Malawi, people with disabilities are among the poorest of..
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Separated At Birth (Cameroon)

By Paolo Patruno — SEPARATED at BIRTH - Cameroon. 2014 "I can’t really forget that day, a lady from the social service came in and said firmly “Madame today we..
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Girls, Women Too Early (Cameroon)

By paolo patruno — GIRLS: WOMEN TOO EARLY - Bakumba, Cameroon. 2014 Christine, 17-years-old, got married when she was 15, lost her first child when she was 16, and..
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