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Geneva, 9 July 2020 – The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least 1° Celsius above pre-industrial levels (1850-1900) in each of the coming five years (2020-2024) and there is a 20% chance that it will...
The East and Horn of Africa region is already home to some of the most food insecure populations in the world. Now, with countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia currently facing one of the worst desert locust infestations...
A paradigm shift for effective mitigation and adaptation By Collison Lorez, ICPAC  Contributions by ICPAC Climate Change Technical Working Group The ravages of climate change pose a grave danger to regional food security and general development. The most cited effects include extreme...
By Emma Charlton Senior Writer, Formative Content A second crisis is ravaging an area of Africa that’s already grappling with the impact of COVID-19: locusts. The most serious desert locust outbreak in 70 years could leave nearly 5 million people in East Africa facing...
By David Luganda- AFMC /NECJOGA  The Intergovernmental Authority on Development Climate Prediction and Applications Center (ICPAC)  has forecasted wetter than usual for the month of July 2020. According to ICPAC, areas to receive wetter than usual rainfall are the Karamoja Cluster,...
 By Sony Salzman and Rebecca Sands Deforestation, habitat loss and wildlife poaching aren't just environmental issues. They're among the driving forces behind the rise in global infectious disease outbreaks -- and likely contributed the current pandemic. That's according to scientists who've...
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...

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