Tag: drought

Zimbabwe economy to shrink by 4.5% this year on COVID-19, drought

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s economy is expected to shrink by 4.5% this year owing to the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and a brutal climate change-related drought, the finance minister...

UN food agency says record 45 million people across Southern Africa face hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme said on Thursday that a record 45 million people in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community faced growing hunger following repeated drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray.

Op-Ed: Three challenges to overcome for more sustainable farming in Nigeria

When food systems are supplied by rain-fed agriculture, changes in rainfall can throw not only farming, but also food security, into complete disarray. This is what farmers are experiencing in Nigeria, where the rains come much later now and stop earlier than they once did.

Botswana’s food deficit widens

GABORONE, March 2 (Reuters) - Botswana is facing a food deficit after a drought slashed the acreage of planted crops by 75 percent in the just ended ploughing season, after it suffered...

How Kenyan farmers are beating drought

Recurring dry spells across the country are destroying crops and pastures, starving animals and leaving millions of people at risk of food insecurity.

South Africa’s 2018 Agricultural Outlook – challenges and opportunities that lie ahead

Wessel Lemmer, Senior Agricultural Economist | Absa In November, Absa published its Agricultural Outlook: Spring Edition for 2017/2018, comprising of a range of topics and contributing thoughts from the bank’s Agribusiness team. The...

Ethiopia’s plan to save its dwindling forests

Ethiopia is enlisting the cooperation of people in and around its forests to manage woodland better, hoping to protect the country from the effects of climate change.

Zimbabwe secures $478 million funding for agriculture: state newspaper

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's government has signed a $478 million agreement with an energy company and three banks to finance the 2017/18 summer farming season in a push to improve food security,...