Adaptation of agricultural strategies to extreme climate in Nigeria
Rainfed agriculture is farming practices that rely on rainfall for water. This is practised in Nigeria, particularly in northern states, making the country vulnerable to the adverse effects of extreme climate. Extreme climate, which includes drought, flooding, and severe heat has led to degradation, erosion and fertility loss of soil, resulting in low crop yields.
Farmers and animals struggle in drought-hit Botswana
A calf struggles neck-high in the stew-like mud, kicking frantically to make its way across the mire.
Before the Federal Government misdirects education again - Part 2
Among the issues attracting a growing concern in Nigeria are insurgency, terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, corruption and climate change. A curriculum changing or redesigning initiative for Nigeria is expected to reflect some attention whether major or minor, to such issues of national concern. Just as it is expected that a country surrounded by aggressive and highly…
Drought sharpens Morocco nomads-farmers dispute
"We refuse to be confined to a cage," declares nomadic herder Mouloud, asserting the rights and customs of his kin...
'Extreme drought' in North Korea: KCNA
North Korea's average rain and snowfall this year fell to the lowest level in 37 years, Pyongyang's state media said Wednesday, just days after the UN expressed "grave concerns" about food shortages.
Forest fires blight Europe amid drought fears
Weather experts warn of drought in Europe over its summer as firefighters tackled forest fires on Thursday, and farmers fretted over wilting crops and a repeat of 2018's arid conditions.
South Africa's Cape Town eases water rationing
South Africa's second city Cape Town, battling its worst drought in 100 years, announced Monday that it would ease severe water rationing after significant rains in the region.
Drought puts Iraq at risk of jihadist resurgence
Iraq risks a jihadist resurgence if it fails to tackle a critical drought and other climate-related security issues, according to a study presented to the UN Security Council and made public Saturday. "The combination of its hydrological limitations, increasing temperatures and extreme weather events puts pressure on basic resources and undermines livelihood security for Iraq's…