Climate and southern Africa’s water–energy–food nexus

In southern Africa, the connections between climate and the water–energy–food nexus are strong. Physical and socioeconomic exposure to climate is high in many areas and in crucial economic sectors. Spatial interdependence is also high, driven, for example, by the...

Experts Cry Out as 86% of Plant Species Face Extinction Threat

Agriculture experts and plant scientists at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) have decried the possible loss of over 86 per cent of the 28,000 species of plants in the world to harmful...

UGANDA: UNDP and COMESA boost climate-smart agriculture

In Uganda, the agricultural sector contributes 24% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and provides 64% of employment. But agriculture, which is highly sensitive to climate change, is succumbing to frequent floods and prolonged droughts that cause farmers to lose...