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[Ambassador report] Optional Report: Climate change in East Africa

by Okoth Okoth | 17-11-2020 20:03 Comments 3 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Unpredicted weather and climate conditions including invasion by swarms of dessert locusts and long heavy rains have cost the Kenyan agricultural sector including sustainable food production. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations warns of imminent threat to livelihoods in the Horn of Africa if the increasing numbers of dessert locusts is not contained.

The long heavy rains in Kenya since October last year have greatly destroyed crops and affected normal food production patterns. Crops such as tomatoes and potatoes are rotting as a result of too much water while maize crops which require short rains remain stunted.

There is no consolidated data on the crops that have been destroyed by the long rains thereby creating a big gap in risk assessment. The excess soil moisture and flooding in most parts of the country is expected to result in short cycles legumes production and localized maize losses thereby increasing food prices

3 Comments

SJ Mentor

  • SJ Mentor says :
    Hello Okoth
    It's your SJ mentor.

    Warm greetings from Korea!
    Thank you for sharing your report regarding the climate change in East Africa.
    It is sad to hear that the crop yield will be lessen due to locusts and weird rainfall.
    Are there effort to overcome the disaster by introducing new techniques such as greenhouse farming?
    We should take actions to stop abnormal climate.
    Hope things are fine with you.
    Green cheers!

    Best regards,
    SJ mentor.
    Posted 30-11-2020 06:51

Mun WooJooMentor

  • Mun WooJooMentor says :
    Hello Okoth,
    this is your mentor WooJoo.

    Thank you for sharing your report about climate change in East Africa.
    I'm sorry to hear that Kenya is suffering from long heavy rains.
    In South Korea, we experienced 54 days of heavy rain that destroyed our crops too, and for a while we run out of tomatoes.
    It would be nice if you tell us more about the reasons for such long, dramatic rain cycle change.
    Hopefully it gets better soon.

    Keep writing

    Regards,
    WooJoo

    Posted 22-11-2020 22:25

Shobha Pokhrel

  • Shobha Pokhrel says :
    heavy rain causes watwer logging condition due to which crop gets failure.
    Posted 17-11-2020 22:46

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