Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe ill-prepared for climate change challenges - expertsfeedproxy.google.com | 12 Apr 2012
Source: AlertNet Country: Zimbabwe By Madalitso MwandoBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AlertNet) - Zimbabwe's lack of preparedness for the impact of climate change is coming under increasing scrutiny, as the nation faces another year of drought and the government admits it has done little to mitigate the crisis.Read the full article on AlertNet.
World: Intégration de la gestion du risque de sécheresse : Manuel introductiffeedproxy.google.com | 06 Mar 2012
Les sécheresses occasionnent des crises humanitaires étendues. Entraînant souvent des famines, des conflits et le déplacement de populations (réfugiés et personnes déplacés dans leur propre pays), elles affectent la croissance économique et la santé des écosystèmes. Réduire les impacts...
COTE D'IVOIRE: Illicit Timber Trade Exposes the North to Droughtips.org | 24 Feb 2012
By Fulgence ZambléThere is a ban on exporting Pterocarpus erinaceus but various traders continue to export it. / Marko Schmidt/Wikkicommons ABIDJAN, Feb 24 (IPS) – Environmental groups in Côte d'Ivoire say the illegal logging and sale of wood from the African gum tree is exposing the north...
Ethiopia: Drought, Floods Impacting on EducationAllAfrica.com | 18 Jan 2012
IRIN (Nairobi)-Parts of Ethiopia are still reeling from the effects of recent drought, flooding, conflict or a combination of the three, resulting in increased numbers of children dropping out of school, say officials.
Burkina Faso: Déficit agricole au Burkina - Des céréales à prix social pour les populationsfr.allafrica.com | 24 Nov 2011
Face au déficit agricole auquel doit faire face le Burkina Faso compte tenu de l'insuffisance pluviométrique dont a souffert la dernière campagne, le gouvernement mettra à la disposition des populations des localités touchées par cette situation, des céréales à des prix sociaux. Selon Clémence Traoré, le Burkina n'est pas encore en situation de famine. Nous évaluons la situation sur le terrain. C'est seulement après cette étape que nous pourrons donner avec exactitude l'ampleur du déficit,
HORN OF AFRICA: Human Trafficking on the Rise Amid Drought and Famineips.org | 01 Nov 2011
RIFT VALLEY, Kenya, Nov 1 (IPS) – Amina Shakir (not her real name) fled the drought and famine in Somalia for a better life in Kenya. But she did so illegally, placing her faith in the hands of a criminal network headed by Mukhalis or agents in Swahili. In the end her faith was misplaced as she was...
AFRICA: Gov'ts Fail to Invest in Hungriest, Poorest Regionsips.org | 21 Oct 2011
CHANGWON, South Korea, Oct 21 (IPS) – For millennia, people have coped with drought in the Horn of Africa, comprised mainly of drylands. Yet today, more than 13 million people there are starving because of political instability, poor government policies and failure to invest in the world's poorest people, say experts here in Changwon.
Harsh climate creates panic in Tanzania coffee sectorThe East African | 12 Apr 2011
Tanzanias smallhold coffee farmers are battling numerous challenges likely to affect production in the next coffee season. A long drought in the major coffee growing regions of Kagera and Kilimanjaro has thrown coffee dealers into a panic. Engineer Adolph Kumburu, director general of Tanzania...
Kenya: UME-DOO Drought Initiative Launchedfeedproxy.google.com | 07 Apr 2011
Following the drought situation in the country since January 2011, an estimated 1.8 million people and over 20 million livestock in Kenya are threatened by the devastating effects of the same. On 14th February 2011, Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) launched Drought Appeal seeking some Ksh1.9 billion to intervene through both short-term and medium to long-term interventions.
ZIMBABWE: Desperate measures in times of hungerIRIN News | 05 Apr 2011
A mother of four in Zimbabwes rural Midlands Province gave her husband custody of her children, after divorcing him three years ago, because the failing crops on her two-acre plot meant she would be unable to feed them. "I had no choice but to bring the children to their father [in the capital,...
Drought Resistant Crops to Fight Famine in UkambaniAfricaFiles | 03 Apr 2011
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Project are funding a new program to introduce drought resistant crops to fight famine in Ukambani.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Assessing the True Value of WaterInter Press Service | 03 Apr 2011
As water resources in Southern Africa come under pressure from growing population, climate change and increasing industrial and agricultural use, economic accounting for water is among the tools that could aid better management.