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Alerts and Early Warning
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Desert Locust Projection September 2020

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Projected impact on food and fodder production

  • Pastures and crop destruction continue to be reported mostly in Ethiopia and Somalia.
  • The risk of significant impact to both crops and rangelands is very high due to …
04 Sep 2020 Read More
Press Release
Press Release
Climate prediction as mitigation for East African food safety


In 2017 Eastern Africa was hit by a drought. In 2019 parts of the same area was struck by floods after large bouts of rain in a short period of time. Both outcomes led to …

01 Sep 2020 Read More
Africa, COVID-19 and Climate Change — What can we Expect?

By Yvonne Maingey

Contributions by ICPAC’s Climate Change Working Group

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The huge economic, health, and societal ramifications of COVID-19 has set the whole world back in its efforts to achieve the sustainable …

01 Sep 2020 Read More
Press Release
Press Release
Dry and warm season expected across Eastern Africa (October - December 2020)

Nairobi, 26 of August, 2020: October to December is an important rainfall season for Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, and southeaster Ethiopia. A drier than usual season is expected in most parts of the …

26 Aug 2020 Read More
Urban Farming: Providing Solutions to Cope with COVID-19 and Adapt to Climate Change

By Dr Monica Nderitu, Contributions by ICPAC Climate Change Technical Working Group


Increased utilisation of space for food crops (Source: Food and Agricultural Organisation)

As the world grapples with impacts of climate variability and change, …

12 Aug 2020 Read More
Ethiopia: Breeding Ground For the Next Batch of Desert Locust

By Emebet Jigssa, Contributions by Kenneth Kemucie Mwangi and Jasper Mwesigwa (1).gif


Wind blows, keeping its season driven pattern bringing much needed rainfall. Unfortunately, it also happens to be the major vehicle carrying desert locusts from …

23 Jul 2020 Read More