Projected impact on food and fodder
- Very high risk of significant impact to both crops and rangelands due to the high rainfall received in the northern parts of the region which has enabled the swarms to migrate. Most agropastoral areas in reproductive stages of crop development have had crops destroyed which will affect crop yield and pasture availability.
- Higher than usual rainfall in Sudan, northern Ethiopia and northern Somalia will continue to cause favourable conditions for locust to continue breeding and develop, thus increasing the numbers of swarms even with control measures being undertaken.
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Enhancing Climate Advisories for Resilience in East Africa
Furthering adaptation actions on the ground in East Africa
In 2020, the ACREI project will, through activities conducted by Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), focus on linking the climate information generated, …
Desert Locust Prediction 16-30 June
Projected impact on food and fodder production
- Adult swarms are being reported in the areas where hoppers have not been effectively controlled.
- More hopper hatching has been reported in northern Kenya, eastern Ethiopia, central and …
Wildfires in Eastern Africa — Will Climate Change Increase the Intensity of Wildfires?
Every so often, a wildfire disaster grabs the international, regional or local news headlines. In 2019, the Amazon fire grabbed the world’s attention as we watched the ‘world’s …
Recurring Floods in Eastern Africa amidst Projections of Frequent and Extreme Climatic Events for the Region
The ‘long rainy season’ in the equatorial region of Eastern Africa is generally observed within the months of March …
ICPAC, key partner in international project to tackle climate change resilience in the Horn of Africa
Led by scientists at Cardiff University with substantial contributions from 14 other partners in 7 countries, the EU project, called DOWN2EARTH, will employ state-of-the-art seasonal forecasts and decadal projections of climate change …
IGAD Calls for Increased Regional Collaboration to Fight Desert Locust
Nairobi / Djibouti, 22nd May 2020: Ministers responsible for Agriculture and Livestock of the Member States of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), including representation from Saudi Arabia and Yemen, held a virtual ministerial meeting …