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The 29th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board, which was held in Bonn, Germany on 16-17 March 2017, has endorsed a USD 6.8 million proposal submitted by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) entitled “Agricultural Climate Resilience Enhancement Initiative (ACREI).” Targeted countries include Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.
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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) says that drought conditions throughout the Greater Horn of Africa are likely to continue in many areas between February and the beginning of April. ICPAC's latest Climate Outlook indicates that much of Somalia, Kenya, eastern and southern Ethiopia, southern Sudan, northern Uganda and north-eastern areas of the United Republic of Tanzania will experience below-normal to near-normal rainfall, while northern parts of the Greater Horn of Africa are likely to remain very dry.
From the World Climate News No. 19 - June 2001
Drought dominated many parts of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA)* region in 2000. In some places, it was the worst for decades and in others was an extension of the persistent drought that began in 1998.
Rome/Geneva, Thursday, 29 June, 2000
- The drought stricken countries of the Horn of Africa will need long-term
commitment and support from their governments, the United Nations system,
donor countries and from non-governmental organizations to improve their
food security and protect their people against future disasters, according
to an interim report by the Inter-Agency Task Force.
The report was endorsed by the executive heads of the ten organizations of the Task Force during a meeting hosted by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) at its headquarters today.
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