Kenya: Brace for Sunny, Dry Weather

Kenya: Brace for Sunny, Dry Weather By Joyce Ojanji Most parts of Kenya are likely to remain generally sunny and dry in the next one week, with average daytime (maximum) temperature likely to be high (more than 30C) over some parts of North-western and North-eastern Kenya. According to the Kenya Meteorological Department(KMD), the highland west […]
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Hot, Dry Conditions Expected in Most Parts of Eastern Africa 

Hot, Dry Conditions Expected in Most Parts of Eastern Africa  By Gift Briton In the next seven days, most parts of Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Uganda, and northern and eastern Kenya are likely to remain dry. This is according to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development(IGAD)’s Climate Prediction and Applications Centre(ICPAC) weekly weather forecast. […]
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Climate Change: Upscaling Digital Adaptation Solutions to Boost Food Security in Eastern Africa

Climate Change: Upscaling Digital Adaptation Solutions to Boost Food Security in Eastern Africa By Gift Briton and Sharon Atieno Climate change has had a serious impact on the capacity of African nations, especially in the Greater Horn of Africa, to produce enough food. The situation is so bad that the Food Security and Nutrition Working […]
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Critical Food Insecurity Persists in Most Parts of Eastern Africa

Critical Food Insecurity Persists in Most Parts of Eastern Africa By Mary Hearty With the region likely to record drier-than-normal conditions, critical food insecurity is still expected in most parts of Eastern Africa over the next two months. These include Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and northwestern Tanzania. This is according to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate […]
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$2.54 Billion Required to Tackle Health Needs in 2023

$2.54 Billion Required to Tackle Health Needs in 2023 By Joyce Ojanji With a staggering 339 million people needing humanitarian assistance globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched its 2023 health emergency appeal for US$ 2.54 billion. This is in response to the unprecedented number of intersecting health emergencies like climate change-related disasters such […]
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Halting Deforestation, Cost-Effective Action for Delaying Climate Change

Halting Deforestation, Cost-Effective Action for Delaying Climate Change By Mary Hearty Forests play a critical role in delaying climate change by absorbing a significant amount of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere as they sequester twice as much as they emit. According to the World Resources Institute, the world’s forests absorbed 16 billion metric tonnes of carbon […]
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KALRO Announces Inaugural Scientific Conference, Calls for Paper Submission

KALRO Announces Inaugural Scientific Conference, Calls for Paper Submission By Joyce Ojanji The Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) is set to host its first scientific conference and exhibition from 27th to 31st march 2023 at the organization’s headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference theme is transformative agricultural technologies, innovations and management practices for food […]
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Kenya: Irrigation Project Improving Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers in Rangwe 

Kenya: Irrigation Project Improving Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers in Rangwe By Sharon Atieno Moses Osodo, a smallholder farmer in Kochia, Rangwe sub-county, used to grow maize and finger millet mainly for consumption. Like other farmers in the area, he used to depend solely on rain. Things changed for him, with the coming of the Oluch […]
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Ozone Layer on course to Recovery, UN Says

Ozone Layer on course to Recovery, UN Says By Sharon Atieno The ozone layer, a thin part of the earth’s atmosphere which absorbs most of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation, is on track to recover within four decades. This is according to the United Nations (UN)-backed Scientific Assessment Panel to the Montreal Protocol on ozone-depleting […]
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Kenya: Dry Conditions to Prevail throughout January

Kenya: Dry Conditions to Prevail throughout January By Gift Briton Most parts of the country are likely to remain sunny and dry during the month of January with occasional rainfall expected over some parts, the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) predicts. According to the weather body, some areas around Lake Victoria basin (Siaya, Busia, Kisumu, Homa […]
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