Tag: Food security

El Nino drives up inflation in southern Africa


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Business News 25 January 2016 By: Tawanda Karombo Harare – Food inflation is on the rise in most southern African countries as economies such as Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi battle the effects of the El Niño which has resulted in drought. Rising inflation in Malawi, Namibia and Zambia […]

Farmers get SMS tool to check on weather


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The UK government has launched a project in the Rift Valley and Western in which farmers will get updates on weather through the SMS. The platform known as Western Wiser Project is expected to benefit more than 300,000 farmers. It is being piloted in Trans Nzoia, Siaya, Kisumu […]

Part 2: When the climate crisis leaves millions suffering


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By Unelker Maoga “Kenya has been forced to redefine water as a scarce commodity rather than a basic need. What scares the most out of and me other fellow citizens is our inability to solve the situation. To a large extent, the power to mitigate climate change does […]

Part 1: A Voice From the Front Lines of El Niño in Kenya


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Posted 18 February 2016 11:35 GMT In the arid and dry region of Isiolo in Kenya, a new irrigation scheme has been set up to help communities to learn and adopt new ways and to find an alternative to livestock keeping in order to diversify sources of income to […]

Zimbabwe: El Nino Breaks World Record


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By Samantha Chigogo Climate researchers from America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have revealed that 2015 has broken records as the earth’s hottest year and the global scorching weather conditions are forecast to continue. According to the NOAA Annual Global Analysis for 2015, last year’s sharp spike […]

The worst El Niño in years is triggering acute food shortages in Zimbabwe


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Yomi Kazeem February 05, 2016 Zimbabwe has declared a state of disaster in parts of the country which have been badly hit by one of the worst droughts it has seen in recent years. According to reports, as many as 2.4 million people—almost a quarter of Zimbabwe’s population—are […]

Powerful El Niño brings droughts and food insecurity to millions in Papua New Guinea


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Source(s):  Oxfam International Secretariat Millions of people in the Pacific are affected by the consequences of a powerful El Niño – the climate phenomenon that develops in the tropical Pacific and brings extreme weather to several regions of the world. Papua New Guinea is currently the worst hit […]