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Current Situation and Outlook
Ethiopia will be one the focal point in East Africa
By Tewodros G. daily News Addis Ababa
Kampala, UGANDA - Farmers, academician, policy makers and other stakeholders gathered in Kampala, Uganda, on Sept. 22 -24, 2014 to discuss the establishment of network which farmers from Africa and South Asia can exchange environment and climate knowledge and techniques in order to adapt the challenges of climate change in the region farmers live.
Kampala:David Nsiyonna Luganda Kampala, Uganda
Leading Climate Experts, farmers together with academicians have concluded a three day conference in Kampala, Uganda to hammer out ways pf laying the foundation for farmers networks in Africa and South Asia to enhance climate services on the two continents.
The Conference,'Improving Climate Service for For Farmers n Africa and south Asia (ICSFASA), was opened by Dr. James Mutende, Minister of State for Technology in Uganda who stressed the importance of modernizing agriculture as a means of attaining sufficient food security for Africa.
Breaking News. Over 30 journakists from 10 countries of the Nile Basin are meeting in Entebbe, Uganda for an intensive training program on reporting on the Nile Basin. The one week training has drawn senior environmental journalists from all the countries in the Nile Basin. More news coming.....
Will Climate Change Lead to Conflict or Cooperation?
By Joel Jaeger
In conflict-prone regions such as Darfur, violence is sometimes blamed on climate change.
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 4 2014 (IPS) - The headline of every article about the relationship between climate change and conflict should be “It’s complicated,” according to Clionadh Raleigh.
Director of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, Raleigh thinks that researchers and the media have put too simplistic a spin on the link between climate change and violence.
August 4th By CHRISTOPHER BENDANA
The New Vision Newspaper, Kampala
Cassava is likely to become a major food for Ugandans due to the unfolding climate change, according to a senior researcher at Namulonge.
The effects of climate change have led to long dry spells which is limiting the production of other major food crops such as maize that need a lot of water to grow.
5 July 2013, Rome - Syria's food security situation has significantly deteriorated over the past year and domestic agricultural production will further decline over the next 12 months if the present conflict continues, according to a new report published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).
Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
Jun 28, 2013 (Menafn - WHITE HOUSE RELEASE)Since coming into office in 2009, President Obama has made global food security a foreign policy priority. At last year's Camp David G-8 Summit, President Obama joined with other G-8 leaders, African heads of state, the African Union and private sector leaders in launching the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, with an ambitious pledge to lift 50 million people out of poverty in sub-Saharan Africa by 2022.
June, July & August Forecast in Lusoga language for Near Eastern Uganda
ENTEBEREZA Y’OBWIRE OKUVA OMWEZI GWOMUKAAGA OKUTUUKA GWOMUNANA 2013.
Okutwaliiza aghalala; entebereza eti bwenaaba mu Uganda:
Okuva omwezi gwomukaaga okutuuka ogwomunaana okutwaliza aghalala tikiseera kyamaadi kutoonha okusinga mubitundu eb’yobugwandhuuba, ebitundu ebiri ghagati gha Uganda, ebitundu eb’yenhanda Lake Victoria n’ebitundu eby’omubuvandhuba. Aye, kino kiseera k’yamaadhi kutoonha mumambuka ga Uganda.
By Manipadma Jena >>BHUBANESWAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Heading to the farmers’ fair on the outskirts of Angul, an industrial town in India’s eastern state of Odisha, there’s not a cow to be seen along the roadside.
The 52-year-old headman of the local Juang tribe, Bhagban Pradhan, explains that it’s the season when communities feed their livestock in sheds to give their collectively managed grazing land and forest time to regenerate.
Addis Ababa, June 26th High Level Meeting of African and International Leaders
Aim for Renewed Partnership to End Hunger in Africa
African and international leaders and key stakeholders in the food security sector will meet at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa from 29 June to 1 July with a view to establishing a Renewed Partnership to End Hunger in Africa.
Africa Food security conference with title "Harnessing Ecosystem based Approaches for Food Security and Adaptation to climate change In Africa
The Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet) is planning an Africa Food security conference with title "Harnessing Ecosystem based Approaches for Food Security and Adaptation to climate change In Africa" slated to take place in Nairobi by 20-21, August 2013
The Full Obama Climate Action More...http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/image/president27sclimateactionplan.pdf
By Erin Voegele | June 25, 2013 Biomass Magazine
On June 25, President Obama laid out his three-part plan to address climate change during a speech at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Scientific measurements accumulated and reviewed over decades tell us our plant is changing in ways that will have profound impacts on all of human kind, he said.
Geneva June 26,2013: The World Meteorological Organization(WMO) Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services holds its first session 2 to 5 July 2013 in Geneva to discuss implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS). This is a country-driven initiative to provide accurate and accessible climate services to users such as disaster management authorities, water and energy utilities, public health agencies, the transport sector and farmers.