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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

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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
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Ethiopia: Breeding Ground For the Next Batch of Desert Locust

By Emebet Jigssa, Contributions by Kenneth Kemucie Mwangi and Jasper Mwesigwa

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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
Alerts and Early Warning
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Desert Locust Projection 16-31 July

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Projected impact on food and fodder production 

  • Crop destruction continue to been reported in Ethiopia and Somalia. Most affected crops have been sorghum and maize crops at vegetative and ripening stages.
  • The risk of …
15 Jul 2020 Read More
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Communicating Climate Change in East Africa

By Collison Lorez

Contributions by ICPAC Climate Change Technical Working Group

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The ravages of climate change pose a grave danger to regional food security and general development. The most cited effects …

02 Jul 2020 Read More
Alerts and Early Warning
Alerts and Early Warning
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Desert Locust Projection 01-15 July

Projected impact on food and fodder production 

  • Adult and swarms are still being reported in those areas that hoppers have not been effectively controlled. More hopper hatching has been reported in Northern Kenya, Eastern Ethiopia, …
01 Jul 2020 Read More
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Journalists share experiences in weather and climate reporting

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There has been increased interest in weather and climate reporting in Eastern Africa. This is because a combination of weather and climate related challenges have best the region in quick succession. The destruction caused by …

22 Jun 2020 Read More