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,...
Geneva, 2 March 2020 - Above average temperatures are expected in many parts of the globe in the next few months, even without the presence of a warming El Niño event, according to the World Meteorological Organization. WMO’s El Niño/Southern...
KAMPALA – Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz – the High-Level Champions for Climate Action of the COP26 and COP25 Presidencies respectively – have confirmed their participation for Africa Climate Week, taking place April 20-24 in Kampala, Uganda. At the first of...
By Andrew Kaggwa , NECJOGHA KAMPALA, UGANDA - The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has today released the seasonal rainfall forecast for the March, April and May season predicting normal to above average rains for most parts of the country. “Overall,...
By Padili James Mikomangwa, The Exchange East Africa/NECJOGHA DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – The Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) has today Thursday released the seasonal rainfall forecast for the March to May season (MAM 2020) for the bimodal areas predicting normal to...
KATAKWI, UGANDA – There is panic in the Teso and Lango sub regions in after swams of desert locusts were spotted in Katakwi and Agago districts. The desert locusts invaded the Karamoja sub region from Kenya on Sunday evening through...
NAIROBI, KENYA - Kenyans have been challenged to at least use the three days period of mourning retired President Daniel Arap Moi to plant trees. The Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua said Moi cherished the environment and the only...
By Andrew Kaggwa, NECJOGHA NAIROBI, KENYA - A regional body that monitors climate in the Greater Horn of Africa has warned of flash floods and drought in parts of East Africa and other countries of the Greater Horn of Africa. “March,...
The year 2019 was the second warmest year on record after 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s consolidated analysis of leading international datasets. Average temperatures for the five-year (2015-2019) and ten-year (2010-2019) periods were the highest on record. Since...