KAMPALA, UGANDA - The international non-profit organisation Slow Food International has launched agro-ecology training in East Africa. The project is aimed at young people and local communities and is expected to last until 2021. “Developing local economies in East Africa...
NAIROBI, KENYA - Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa are the result of extreme weather swings and could prove catastrophic for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts said Friday. Dense clouds of the ravenous insects...
Bonn/Kampala - In consultation with the secretariat of UN Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Republic of Uganda has decided to move the dates of the upcoming Africa Climate Week to 20 to 24 April 2020. The new dates take advantage of the...
BY David Luganda, NECJOGHA / AFMC Mombasa, Kenya- Experts have predicted heavy rainfall for March, April to May (MAM) season in most parts of the Greater Horn of Africa (GAH). “The downscaled regional objective climate forecast from eight Global Producing...
By Andrew Kaggwa, NECJOGHA MOMBASA, Kenya - The Fifty Forty Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF54) has opened today in Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa. The forum taking place at the Pride Inn Paradise Hotel, will bring together climate...
Desert locusts have reached Baringo and Kiambu counties — bringing the total of infested counties in Kenya to 10. The update is from the desert locust situation update released on Monday by the UN-Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). FAO said...
NAIROBI, KENYA - The government has stepped up efforts to mitigate the desert locust invasion that has affected eight counties. In a statement, Government Spokesman Col(Rtd) Cyrus Oguna said the infestation has caused serious damage to vegetation in the affected...
By Judith Akolo, KCB Channel/ NECJOGHA  IGAD - The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) says the severe Desert Locust outbreak in the region is threatening rural food security across East Africa. IGAD Executive Secretary Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu while  calling on Member...
Nairobi, Kenya - A desert locust infestation- the worst in 25 years- is spreading through Northern Kenya after wreaking havoc in Somalia and Ethiopia, posing a significant threat to Kenya’s food security. Kenyan Agriculture Minister Mwangi Kiunjuri told a press...
By Judith Akolo and Adan Ibrahim, KBC/NECJOGHA NAIROBI, Kenya - Experts in insect physiology known as entomologists are attributing the desert locust invasion in the country to the favorable conditions brought about by the heavy rains experienced during the short...