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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Rethinking Climate Change and its Impacts on Health in Eastern Africa in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Part 1
Desert Locust Prediction 1-15 May
Highest risk areas for Desert Locust invasion based on forecasted climate conditions and existing vegetation suitable for an invasion are outlined below:
- The country with most suitable climatic and ecological conditions for invasion is South …
Flood Alert - 10 Days Forecast 21 to 30 April 2020
Flood Alert: Shebele River
Communities along the Shebele River in Mustahil (Ethiopia) and Beletwein (Somalia) and downstream towns are advised to take precautions due to the high level of flood risk in the coming two …
Desert Locust Prediction 16-30 April
The most infested areas are rangelands of Kenya and Ethiopia.
- Wind direction, which greatly determine swarm movement, forecasted to be generally southerly (blowing from south to north) in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.
- Sudan and …
Desert Locust Invasion in Eastern Africa
Lead Authors: Jasper Batureine Mwesigwa and Kenneth Kemucie Mwangi. Contributions by ICPAC Climate Change Technical Working Group
The 2019–2020 Desert Locust Invasion
Approximately 70% of the rural populations in Sub Saharan Africa rely mainly on …
Desert Locust Prediction 15-25 March
Crop season: Highest risk of destruction in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan crop areas. Most of the region falls under high risk due to favourable forecasted temperatures and vegetation, suitable for Desert Locust reproduction …