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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 25 – October 1, 2014

  • Favorable, late-season rains were received throughout many regions of West Africa during the last week.

  • A seasonable distribution of rains was received across East Africa during late September.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 18 – September 24, 2014

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  • Seasonal shower activity weakens, leaving many anomalously dry areas as the ITCZ/ITF withdraws across the Sahel.
  • Heavy September rains lead to flooding, and damaged crops throughout many parts of Uganda.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 11 – September 17, 2014

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  • A seasonable distribution of rainfall was received across parts of the Sahel during the last week.
  • Little relief to seasonal dryness was observed throughout parts of central Ethiopia.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 4 – September 10, 2014

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  • Suppressed seasonal rains were received across the western Sahel during late August.
  • Enhanced rains continued over western Ethiopia, eastern Sudan and eastern South Sudan.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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Accelerating Progress on Hunger and Poverty in Africa through the Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership

When the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition was launched in 2012, President Obama and others pledged to leverage technology’s transformative potential by taking innovation to scale.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook August 22 – August 28, 2013

 A favorable distribution of rainfall was observed across a wide portion of Africa during the past week.

1) A delayed start of the rainfall season across northwestern Ethiopia, southern Eritrea, and bordering areas in Sudan has negatively impacted cropping activities, including planting. After this past week’s heavy rainfall, moderate rains are forecast during the next outlook period, which could help to alleviate dryness over the region.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET August 1 – August 7, 2013

  • Torrential rains impacted parts of far western West Africa during the past week.

  • While above-average seasonal rains caused flooding in Ethiopia, dryness persisted in Sudan and Eritrea.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET June 27 – July 3, 2013

  • Locusts have infested a wide portion of western Madagascar, threatening the livelihoods of millions of people.
  • Reduced rain was observed along the Gulf of Guinea, while heavy rain fell over South Sudan during the past week.

1) Since the beginning of May, intermittent and insufficient rains have increased rainfall deficits over parts of north central Nigeria. Scattered, moderate to heavy showers are forecast over the region during the next outlook period; but they may not be sufficient to fully overcome accumulated deficits.

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U.N. Agencies, Experts Join Forces In Addis Ababa To Work Toward Nutrition Solutions

ADDIS ABABA – A groundbreaking meeting in the Ethiopian capital this week has strengthened efforts to scale up nutrition initiatives under the Renewed Efforts Against Child Hunger and Undernutrition initiative, known as REACH.

It has been the largest-scale gathering of the REACH partnership since the initiative was established in 2008. It brought together technical experts and officials from four UN agencies in all 12 countries where the REACH approach is being followed, as well as from the host country, Ethiopia.

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African countries share drought resilience initiatives

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Fifteen countries from Africa’s most drought prone regions are meeting in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to share practices on how to best address recurrent droughts and chronic food insecurity on the continent.

Governments and organizations from Africa’s Horn and Sahel regions are showcasing initiatives on some of the good agricultural practices with a view of easing the impact of recurrent droughts on the continent’s productivity. Both regions suffer recurrent and severe droughts, sometimes leading to famine.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET- July 26 – August 1, 2012

1) Although rainfall has been consistent in the western parts of the country since the middle of May, accumulated rainfall has been erratic and below-average since the start of the Kiremt rainy season in June in portions of western Ethiopia including the Oromiya region. Another week of increased rainfall is forecast during the next seven days which will continue to help reduce moisture deficits and aid cropping activities in the region.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET- July 19 – July 25, 2012

1) The five-week delay in the onset of the March-May seasonal rainfall and the erratic and below-average nature of the Kiremt rains have significantly impacted ground moisture and cropping activities in the central region of Ethiopia. Although rainfall has been consistent in the western parts of the country since the middle of May, accumulated rainfall has been well below-average since the start of the Kiremt rainy season in June.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET- July 12 – July 18, 2012

1) The five-week delay in the onset of the March-May seasonal rainfall had significantly impacted ground moisture and cropping activities in the central region of Ethiopia. Although rainfall has been consistent in the western parts of the country since the middle of May, accumulated rainfall has been well below-average since the start of the Kiremt rainy season in June. Another week of increased rainfall is forecast during the next seven days. This could help continue to reduce moisture deficits and aid cropping activities in the region.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET- July 5 – July 11, 2012

1) The five-week delay in the onset of the March-May seasonal rainfall had significantly impacted ground moisture and cropping activities in the central region of Ethiopia. Although rainfall has been consistent in the western parts of the country since the middle of May, accumulated rainfall has been below-average. Another week of increased rainfall is forecast during the next seven days. This could help to reduce moisture deficits and aid cropping activities in the region.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET- June 28 – July 4, 2012

The five-week delay in the onset of the March-May seasonal rainfall has significantly impacted ground moisture and cropping activities in the central region of Ethiopia. Although rainfall has been consistent in the western parts of the country since the middle of May, accumulated rainfall has been below-average. Another week of increased rainfall is forecast during the next seven days. This could help to reduce moisture deficits and aid cropping activities in the region.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET- June 14 – June 20, 2012

Below-average rainfall continues in eastern Africa, while above-average rainfall was observed over the central portions of the Sahel during the last seven days.

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Real Time Data of Ten Recent Active Conflicts and All Africa (as of 20 Apr 2012)

Using Spatialkey, ACLED presents dynamic, interactive maps of ten recent active conflicts. Clicking on these maps will bring you into ACLED’s spatialkey account where you can manipulate and change the data selection, create new maps and save, print or email your completed map and timeline.

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