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East Africa: East Africa Must Prepare for More Extreme Rainfall During the Short Rainy Season - New Study

Tue, 2024-03-12 07:39
[The Conversation Africa] East Africa has recently had an unprecedented series of failed rains. But some rainy seasons are bringing the opposite: huge amounts of rainfall.

Africa: Advancing Climate-Smart Agriculture Technologies in Africa

Mon, 2024-03-11 07:50
[World Bank] Washington -- The World Bank Board of Directors today approved an additional $40 million in IDA* grants to the Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR** Climate Research for Africa project (AICCRA), a significant step towards advancing climate-smart agriculture (CSA) technologies and addressing critical gaps in climate resilience and food security in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Senegal, and Zambia.

South Africa: Volunteers Collect Data to Mitigate Effects of Global Heating in Tshwane

Fri, 2024-03-08 14:02
[GroundUp] About 16 local citizen scientists, led by members of Planact, have mapped the temperatures in several parts of Pretoria

South Africa: Women Battle When Trying to Take Climate Change Cases to Court - South Africa and Nigeria Study Shows Why

Fri, 2024-03-08 07:25
[The Conversation Africa] Across domestic courts in Africa, climate cases have been decided in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, with some cases pending in Uganda. However, climate litigation is still fairly new.

Gambia: African Integrated Climate Risk Management Programme Launched

Thu, 2024-03-07 20:24
[The Point] The African integrated climate risk management programme (AICRM) aimed at building the resilience of smallholder farmers to climate change impacts was yesterday launched at a ceremony held at the Sir Dawda Jawara Kairaba International Conference Centre.

Zimbabwe: Met Office Warns of Heatwave

Thu, 2024-03-07 18:41
[The Herald] The public must guard against a heatwave from today until March 12, with temperatures rising as high as 41 degrees, although some isolated thundershowers are expected this week, the Meteorological Services Department warned yesterday.

Africa: The True Cost of Food Is Far Higher Than What You Spend At the Checkout Counter

Thu, 2024-03-07 14:54
[The Conversation Africa] After several years of pandemic-driven price spikes at the grocery store, retail food price inflation is slowing down. That's good news for consumers, especially those in low-income households, who spend a proportionally larger share of their income on food.

Africa: Wild Solitary Bees Offer a Vital Pollination Service - but Their Nutritional Needs Aren't Understood

Thu, 2024-03-07 09:44
[The Conversation Africa] As I walk around the supermarket, I pick up vegetables for tomorrow's dinner, eggs and bread for tonight and some sweet treats for the week. By choosing a range of different food types, I'll eat a wide variety of nutrients. But what if bread was the only option available? And another shop just sold a different type of loaf? Or only oranges?

Africa: Green Financing Could Help Africa Mitigate Climate Change Effects

Thu, 2024-03-07 07:56
[Africa Renewal] Green bonds through public private partnerships can fund such projects and programmes

Africa: How WFP Is Supporting Women At the Crossroads of Climate Change and Hunger

Thu, 2024-03-07 07:43
[WFP] From Bolivia to Zambia, the World Food Programme is giving women the tools to cope with weather extremes that threaten livelihoods

Zimbabwe: Global Hunger Crisis Worsens, Report Warns

Wed, 2024-03-06 07:34
[263Chat] The world is facing a worsening hunger crisis, with millions of people suffering from severe food insecurity and malnutrition, according to a new report released on Tuesday.

Africa: Drought Hits Southern Africa's Farmers, Putting Key Maize Supplies At Risk - How to Blunt the Impact

Wed, 2024-03-06 07:17
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe have recently published reports indicating a potential decline in grain harvest because of intense El Niño-induced dryness. These developments could put the entire Southern Africa maize supply chain at risk, with Zambia and South Africa hard hit by heatwaves and dryness. The neighbouring small producers such as Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho and Namibia are also struggling with dryness.

Africa: More Drought Across Sub-Saharan Africa

Tue, 2024-03-05 09:04
[DW] Withering maize fields for miles -- this is what scores of smallholding subsistence farmers are facing in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Government subsidies can help only so much, as solutions prove slow to implement.

Zimbabwe: Young Farmers Advocate for Agroecology in Climate Change Adaptation

Tue, 2024-03-05 09:04
[263Chat] In a bid to address the pressing issues of climate change and its impact on agriculture, young farmers convened at a symposium held in Harare last Friday amid calls for policy on agroecology practices.

Africa: Restoring Landscapes, Fighting Climate Change

Tue, 2024-03-05 07:37
[Africa Renewal] -- The legacy of Wangari Maathai continues - says daughter Wanjira Mathai on Wangari Maathai Day and Africa Environment Day

Zimbabwe: Germany Funds Climate Adaptation Project in Zimbabwe

Mon, 2024-03-04 15:17
[263Chat] Germany has granted Euro 6.6 million ($7.4 million) to Zimbabwe for a climate adaptation project that aims to improve the livelihoods and ecosystems of rural communities in the southern African nation.

Africa: UN Environmental Assembly Call for Action to Address Planetary Triple Threat

Mon, 2024-03-04 14:04
[IPS] Nairobi -- The Sixth United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA-6) ended with delegates calling for firm actions to address the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature loss, and pollution.

Nigeria: Seven Nigerian States Sign Kano Declaration On Climate Change

Mon, 2024-03-04 07:35
[Premium Times] The Kaduna State Commissioner of Environment and Natural Resources, Abubakar Buba, emphasised state-level collaboration to address climate insecurity as a regional threat.

Kenya: Kenya's Had Unusually Hot Weather - an Expert Unpacks What Could Be Causing It

Mon, 2024-03-04 07:22
[The Conversation Africa] In early 2024 most parts of Kenya, including Nairobi, experienced unusually high temperatures. The World Meteorological Organisation described the hot weather as a global phenomenon: record high temperatures were recorded in 2023. January 2024 has been recorded as the hottest month on record so far worldwide. Gilbert Ouma, the coordinator of the University of Nairobi's Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation, and an associate professor at the Department of Meteorology, answers some key questions.

Ethiopia: 250,000 Students May Drop Out Due to Starvation - Tigray Education Bureau

Fri, 2024-03-01 17:03
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Tigray Education Bureau has issued a stark warning, indicating more than a quarter of a million students are at risk of discontinuing their education due to the imminent threat of starvation resulting from the ongoing drought crisis.