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Could Neem Tree Oil be the Solution for Desert Locust Control?

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source: desertessence.com

Neem tree oil: an organic Pesticide against desert locusts

Neem tree — also known as Bead Tree, Holy Tree, Indian Lilac, Indian Neem, Persian Lilac and Pride of China — …

18 Mar 2021 Read More
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Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Kenya Leads Tree Planting at IGAD Climate Centre

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Dr Guleid Artan the Director of the IGAD Climate Centre and Mr Keriako Tobiko the Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Kenya, planting an indigenous tree seedling at the Climate Centre …

15 Mar 2021 Read More
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Women in Weather and Climate Reporting

By Collison Lore

This year, the theme for International Women’s Day, “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,” celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping …

09 Mar 2021 Read More
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Wetter than usual season expected over most farming areas of central and southern East Africa

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Nairobi, 17 February 2021: March to May is an important season for Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Somalia, and parts of Ethiopia. A wetter than usual season is expected over western Kenya, eastern Uganda, western …

18 Feb 2021 Read More
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Alerts and Early Warning
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Very High Risk of Impacts to Crops and Rangelands

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Projected impact on food and fodder  

  • Very high risk of significant impact to both crops and rangelands in Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya due to the high numbers of swarms recorded which are likely to breed …
12 Feb 2021 Read More
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High Level Conference: Prevention and Monitoring of Future Desert Locust Outbreaks in the Region

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On 21 January 2021, IGAD in partnership with the World Bank, FAO and the French Agency for Development (AFD) convened a high-level conference to reach consensus on a set of actionable recommendations around a desirable …

27 Jan 2021 Read More