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East Africa’s agro-pastoral areas at risk of new wave of desert locusts  Nairobi / Djibouti- 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...
By David Luganda, AFMC/NECJOGHA Kampala, Uganda - The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has forecasted increased rainfall for the month of May with a chance of extending into the month of June, 2020. “The rainfall outlook for May, 2020 indicates that...
By Michael J. Ssali — ssalimichaelj@gmail.com Hardly any farmer in Uganda imagined that Covid-19 would affect our activities so much when we first heard about its presence in Asia and Europe only a few months ago. But here we are now,...
By BBC NEWS  Scientists say global warming could have a catastrophic effect on the planet. Human activities have increased carbon-dioxide emissions, driving up temperatures. Extreme weather and melting polar ice are among the possible effects. What is climate change? The Earth's average temperature...
By David Luganda, AFMC NAIROBI, Kenya – The Intergovernmental Authority on Development Climate Prediction and Applications Center (ICPAC) has forecast above normal rainfall over Kenya, eastern Uganda, Rwanda, central Burundi, and Somalia, much of Ethiopia, eastern South Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea...
By Andrew Kaggwa, NECJOGHA Nairobi, Kenya – A regional food security organisation has warned that East Africa faces a food crisis due to the ongoing Covid16 pandemic. “The rising number of corona virus (COVID-19) cases in the East Africa region are of...
By FAO  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the African Union (AU) and international partners today described the food and agriculture system as "an essential service that must continue to operate during periods of lockdown, emergency,...
By Andrew Kaggwa, NECJOGHA The present lull in rains is due to the influence of continental winds blowing towards our country (Uganda) but the rains are expected to resume mid this month’ Some areas of the country including Jinja, Teso sub...
The year 2020 will be pivotal for climate action if the world is to control ever worsening impacts and indicators of climate change before it is too late, according to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres as he launched WMO’s...

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