Here is the latest price bulletin for Malawi by FEWS NET. Allow me to drive your attention to these important messages; Continue reading “Delayed planting and poor crop conditions due to lack of access to inputs and severe dryness”
Continuing with our series on El Nino and Agriculture, FEWSNET has just released the following report which discusses the issue and its impact in Mozambique.
Here are key messages from the report; Continue reading ““Dryness due to El Niño may prolong lean season and deteriorate food security outcomes”-FEWSNET”
As per my promise in my last blog post to bring you updates on El Nino, I have yet another heartening piece of information to share with you. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has said that this year’s El Nino is reaching the levels it did in December of 1997, the worst El Nino in recent history, and that it will get even worse in 2016. Continue reading “Worst El Nino Ever?”
I would have loved to write a good analysis of how El Nino will affect the global agricultural system. Luckily (for me), such analyses has already been conducted. What is remaining is for countries, especially those that are going to be directly affected, to work out plans on how they will respond to this calamity.
In my country Malawi, for example, I do no see any serious deliberate actions from the government, households as well the firms in preparations for effects of El Nino despite early warnings of severe famine from the same. I pray that other countries have plans on how they will deal with these climatic event. Continue reading “Agricultural impacts of El Nino in Sub Saharan Africa”