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 PAULINE KAIRU , The EastAfrican Countries devastated by desert locusts in East Africa have begun trials on the effectiveness of a bio-control pesticide against the hoppers even as the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warns that bigger swarms are...
By Samuel Getachew,  Quartz Africa  Ethiopia is working on planting five billion trees this year, part of an ambitious plan to plant 20 billion seedlings by 2024 to help build a green climate resistant economy. The initiative, started by prime...
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...
Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world’s forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according to the latest edition of The State of the World’s Forests released today. Published on the International Day for Biological Diversity (22...
By David Luganda, AFMC/NECJOGHA The rising water level of Lake Victoria, last week broke the record set 56 years ago. According to Eskom, the company managing power generation in the country, the water levels of  Lake Victoria, the biggest water body...
 By Estelle Rouhaud, Future Climate for Africa   Science and the Covid-19 crisis The Covid-19 crisis has put a spotlight on the global health science community. Rapid requests for scientific evidence about the virus have spread and health scientists have...
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...