[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Climate change could expand farmland globally by almost a third but would also bring significant environmental threats, including a risk of increased emissions from soils
[New Times] Southwestern Rwanda is predicted to receive more rains in the first three months of the year than the previous years, according to the latest national seasonal forecast.
[The New Humanitarian] Nairobi/Jowhar, Somalia -The failure of seasonal rains earlier this year in Somalia threatened more than two million people with hunger as their crops shrivelled in the fields and livestock died from the lack of water and pasture.
[The Herald] Government has suspended importation of live cloven hoofed animals and related products from South Africa with immediate effect.
[IPS] Kate Strachan, Professional Officer for Climate Change and Coastal Management at ICLEI Africa, reflects on what the IPCC’s latest Special Report means for Africa’s low-lying coastal cities
AN AIR OF Malthusian gloom hangs over smallhold farmers in Sironko, in eastern Uganda. In the old days, they say, their parents reaped plentiful harvests from fields fed with manure.
[allAfrica] Climate change is already putting huge stress on Africa’s food production systems. And, according to projections, worse is coming
[The Conversation Africa] By hosting the Indian Ocean Island Games this week, Mauritius has an opportunity to showcase its colours to the region, and to some extent, to the global community.
[The New Humanitarian] Nairobi -Failed rains across eastern Africa, southern Africa, and the Horn of Africa are seeing another dire season for farmers, increasing food prices and driving up the aid needs of tens of millions of already vulnerable people across the three regions.
[Premium Times] Every day, many across the globe struggle to feed themselves and their children.