LESOTHO: Floods take heavy tollIRIN News | 16 Feb 2011
From a distance, the fields of maize that cover almost every hillside in Lesothos Thaba-Tseka District look green and lush. On closer inspection, the plants have a sickly yellowish hue and the heads of corn that should be ripening in time for the April harvest are nowhere to be seen. For most of...
More flooding on the wayIRIN News | 09 Jan 2009
More rains are forecast for Southern Africa into next week, threatening countries already grappling with the impact of recent flooding.
Lesotho: Climate change experts from LCD's to meet in MaseruAfrican Press Agency | 23 Oct 2008
For the first time, Lesotho will host climate experts from the Africa, the Solomon Islands, Kiribati and other Pacific Islands states for three days starting on Monday (27 October) to discuss issues of climate change affecting the planets least developed countries (LCDs).
Lesotho: A village tries new ideas to beat climate changeIRIN News | 15 Sep 2008
Scenarios based on projections by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change show that by 2045 Lesotho will face severe water shortages, and the government's national report on climate change has noted that there will be even less rainfall by 2075.
Lesotho: Unexpected Benefits of Lesotho Highlands Water ProjectInter Press Service | 30 Jan 2008
The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) was conceived and built primarily to supplement the water supply of the industrial hub of South Africa. The additional water has however, provided an important benefit beyond the original aims of the project -- it is reducing the salinity of the Vaal Dam reservoir.
Global partnerships critical in curbing climate changeSouthern African News Features | 30 Nov 2007
"Climate change is not a northern issue, neither is it a southern issue. It is not an issue for just the developed world nor is it an issue for only the developing world. It is a global issue," said Koffi Annan in his special address to the European Development Days held recently in Lisbon, Portugal.
Lesotho: FAO rural markets offer hope to farmersThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | 19 Oct 2007
FAO is working closely with Lesotho's Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to help farmers in Lesotho recover from a hard-hitting drought.
SADC works on improving food securityTimes of Zambia | 14 Aug 2007
One area that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is making efforts in is to improve the food security in the region and already a business plan for 2007 to 2008 has been prepared in a bid to improve the availability of food in the region. On food security, the body has prepared the business plan for the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) that is aimed at improving the food security.
Southern Africa: Number of food insecure people doubles from 2006The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) | 13 Aug 2007
Recently concluded National Vulnerability Assessments found that the food insecure population in the region has doubled from about 3.1 million last year to 6.1 million this year. Food insecurity is most severe in Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe, where significant production deficits occurred as a result of the severe drought. This report covers the period from 7/1/2007 to 8/13/2007.
SADC region takes steps to acccelerate infrastructure developmentSouthern African News Features | 09 Aug 2007
SADC Member States are scaling up the provision of regional infrastructure, a critical foundation for the speedy realization of regional integration objectives. To this end, five intervention areas have been prioritised, as contained in the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan – SADCs 15-year blueprint. These are energy generation, transport, communications technology and meteorology, water infrastructure, and tourism.
South Africa: Pahad Blames 'Global Warming'AllAfrica.com | 03 Aug 2007
THE acute food crisis affecting Lesotho, part of Mozambique, Swaziland and Zimbabwe was a reminder of the threat posed by global warming, Deputy Foreign Minister Aziz Pahad said yesterday.
Africa plots common position on climateThe New Times | 13 Jul 2007
Delegates from around 42 African countries are meeting in Kigali to discuss and harmonise the continents position on climate change.
Africa: Al Gore's Liveearth Vs AfricaAllAfrica.com | 13 Jul 2007
FEW people in Africa would get to see Al Gore and his troupe of rock-star ecologists strutting their stuff last weekend - because most have neither television nor electricity.
Africa: Live Earth Vs. AfricaAllAfrica.com | 12 Jul 2007
Few people in Africa got to see Al Gore and his troupe of rock-star ecologists strutting their stuff two weekends ago, because most have neither television nor electricity. That's just as well, because they would have been aghast at Live Earth's bizarre message.