Tags : Drought

Fact Check: Was Last Month The Hottest July In History?

On July 13, 2022, the temperature in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia reached 118 degrees Fahrenheit (48 degrees Celsius), its highest in 40 years. The heatwave and fires reportedly damaged the country’s grain crop, reducing crop harvest to about 1.4million metric tons instead of the predicted 1.8 million metric tons. Large parts of Ethiopia, Somalia and […]Read More

33% Of Global Droughts Occurs In Africa

The International Monetary Fund has said that African countries experience one-third of the world’s drought and are vulnerable to rising temperatures and extreme weather as a result of their dependence on rain-fed agriculture. The IMF stressed that a single drought can lower a country in the region’s medium-term economic growth potential by one percent. It […]Read More

Food Security: Kenya To Receive Agriculture Loan From World Bank

Kenya is currently in talks with the World Bank for a $200 million loan for various agricultural development projects to improve food security in the country. The loan would benefit various stakeholders in Kenya’s agriculture value chains.Note that the World Bank is already supporting many other projects in the East African country’s agriculture sector valued […]Read More

East Africa: Caught Between Drought And Conflict

On the peninsula often referred to as the Horn of Africa lies drylands that stretch up to 637,657 km2. This is Somalia, home to over 15 million people suffering from the harshest impacts of climate change as well as escalating internal conflicts. Somalia is on the frontline of climate change and has experienced more than 30 […]Read More