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, and Central and Western Somalia.
- The risk of significant impact to both crops and rangelands is very high due to the increased likelihood of swarms migrating.
- Crops destruction has already been reported in Ethiopia and Somalia. Most affected crops have been sorghum and maize crops at vegetative and ripening stages.
- Agro-pastoral areas of Turkana in Kenya already have reported an impact on crops in …
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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 …
Wet season expected across Eastern Africa (June to September 2020)
Nairobi, 18 May, 2020: June to September is an important season for Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Uganda. A wetter than usual season is forecasted for western and central Sudan, southwestern Ethiopia, southeastern …
Rethinking Public Health in Eastern Africa in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic? Part 2
Desert Locust Prediction 16-30 May
Areas with agro-pastoral farming have the highest risk of locust invading crops. Risk of invasion to crop areas is still high due to winds movement in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan.
- Rainfall is in higher than …