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12 Feb 2018 description

BACKGROUND

Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. Its larval stage (photo) feeds on more than 80 plant species, including maize, rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, vegetable crops, and cotton. FAW can cause significant yield losses if not well managed. It can have a number of generations per year and the moth can fly up to 100 km per night. Its modality of introduction along with its biological and ecological adaptation across Africa are still speculative.

24 Nov 2017 description

BACKGROUND

Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. Its larval stage (photo) feeds on more than 80 plant species, including maize, rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, vegetable crops and cotton. FAW can cause significant yield losses if not well managed. It can have a number of generations per year and the moth can fly up to 100 km per night.

04 Jul 2017 description

BACKGROUND

Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect pest that feeds on more than 80 crop species, causing damage to economically important cultivated cereals such as maize, rice, sorghum, and also to legumes as well as vegetable crops and cotton.

04 Jul 2017 description
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30 Apr 2015 description

This evaluation was designed to review the goals and implementation of activities relating to public and private extension services supporting the achievement of USAID agriculture and food security program objectives. It assesses the relevance and efficacy of current activities; identifies ways to make future USAID support in this area more efficient and effective; and may be used in shaping future Feed the Future programs both at the Washington support level and in mission programs.

25 Jun 2014 description
  • Increased rains observed over the central parts of West Africa.

  • Slow start of the June-September rains observed over parts of Eastern Africa.

18 Jun 2014 description

Favorable rainfall distribution observed across the western parts of West Africa.

Marginal rainfall continues in Eastern Africa.

1) Poor rainfall distribution during the March-May rainfall season had negatively impacted agricultural and pastoral activities throughout western Kenya, parts of northeastern Uganda, southeastern South Sudan, and northwestern Tanzania. Limited rains are forecast over southern Ethiopia and northwestern Kenya during the next week, which could sustain poor conditions on the ground.

11 Jun 2014 description
  • Rainfall deficits have increased over portions of West Africa.
  • Slightly reduced rains observed in Eastern Africa.

1) Poor rainfall distribution during the March-May rainfall season had negatively impacted agricultural and pastoral activities throughout western Kenya, parts of northeastern Uganda, southeastern South Sudan, and northwestern Tanzania. Although some areas could still receive enhanced rains over the next week, the ending rainy season could worsen conditions further on the ground.

04 Jun 2014 description

Rainfall forecasts suggest no respite in wetness across far western West Africa during the next outlook period.

An irregular distribution of rainfall was observed in Eastern Africa during the March-May rainy season.

28 May 2014 description
  • Dry, drought conditions persisted across much of western Kenya.

  • Torrential rains impacted far western West Africa including Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

07 May 2014 description

 Anomalously heavy rains were observed across much of South Sudan, increasing rainfall surpluses.

 Dryness continued across parts of Kenya and northeastern Uganda.

1) Consistently low and infrequent seasonal precipitation across some bimodal rainfall areas of northern Tanzania, southwestern Kenya, and northeastern Uganda have resulted in strengthening moisture deficits since late March. A continuation of suppressed rainfall in May is likely to adversely impact developing crops and pastoral conditions in the region.

08 Apr 2013 description

Ottawa — Les gens doivent jouir d’une bonne santé pour réaliser leur plein potentiel : les enfants assimilent mieux ce qu’on leur enseigne, les travailleurs sont plus productifs et, à long terme, les gens sont mieux à même de contribuer à la croissance économique durable de leurs collectivités et de leurs pays.

08 Apr 2013 description

Ottawa — Good health is necessary for people to reach their full potential: children learn better at school, workers are more productive, and over the long term, people can better contribute to the sustainable economic growth of their communities and of their countries.

25 Sep 2012 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 25 September 2012 (IRIN) - Faced with environmental degradation that threatens the livelihoods of many people in Africa, a group of 50 religious leaders met in Nairobi earlier this month and pledged to take concrete steps to mitigate the effects of climate change.

In Kenya, the Anglican Church, with an estimated five million followers, committed to increase the country’s forest cover by 10 percent over the next four years, and to promote soil conservation in 100,000 households.

30 Apr 2012 description

Farmers in six African countries including Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania will benefit from the second phase of the Commercial Products (COMPRO-II) project, says Dr. Bernard Vanlauwe, Director for Natural Resource Management and Central Africa with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture today.

10 Nov 2011 description
report Christian Aid

The scandal of poverty, suffered by billions of people around the globe, could soon become far worse. It is being exacerbated by the effects of climate change, which are already having an impact in some parts of the world, with an increase in severe tropical cyclones, drought, falling crop productivity, rising sea levels and shrinking glaciers.

20 Sep 2007 description
report British Red Cross

The British Red Cross is sending relief experts to countries across East and West Africa as it launches its Africa Flood appeal to raise funds to help some of the most vulnerable people caught up in the severe flooding in the region.

More than one million people are affected across countries including Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Togo and Burkina Faso. The unusually heavy rains have displaced cattle and destroyed crops leaving whole communities vulnerable and extremely short of food.

13 Jun 2007 description
  • Rainfall remains abundant across the northwestern Kenya and further northward into southern portions of Sudan and portions of southern and eastern Ethiopia. In west Africa, early season rains have benefited an area stretching from eastern Burkina Faso to southern Chad.

    - The failure of the Long Season rains has left eastern Kenya in a drought. Meanwhile short term dryness has impacted northern Ethiopia, much of Eritrea, Djibouti and sections of Somalia.

    1) The failure of the Long Rains has left most of eastern Kenya in a severe drought.

31 May 2006 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of CPC Seasonal Rainfall Outlooks at Four Months Lead:

September - November 2006 Forecasts:

East Africa Region:

Normal conditions are expected over most of the region, except over the western portion of Uganda, where there is a slight tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall

Northern Horn of Africa: