Tag: weather conditions

Here’s how Big 4 agenda is expected to grow Kenya’s GDP by 6%

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group predicted Kenya's 2020 GDP to grow at 6 per cent this year, boosted by favourable weather conditions and big-ticket investments around the Big 4 agenda on health, housing, manufacturing and agriculture. Also, Kenya’s private sector activity fell for the first time in nine months to January, largely due to weak consumer demand, pointing to poor cash flow in the country. Rodney Omukhulu, Assistant Investments Analyst at Cytonn joins CNBC Africa for more.

How climate change is threatening food security & peace in the Horn of Africa

The last decade was the warmest on record as a result of climate change and the horn of Africa is one the regions that have been hit the most. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, people in Ethiopia, Somalia, and other parts of Eastern Africa are increasingly caught between deadly extremes weather conditions in addition to violence. Julien Lerisson, Head of ICRC Delegation in Ethiopia joins CNBC Africa for more.

Agricultural Economist, Dr. Kirimi Sindi laments shortage of researchers in improvement of Agriculture in SSA

Agriculture in Africa is largely dependent on weather conditions and diseases which greatly affect productivity. While research is critical to addressing this, it’s not done effectively due to various reasons – Dr. Kirimi Sindi, Agricultural Economist and the country Manager at International Potato Center in Rwanda joins CNBC Africa for more.
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