Khartoum — During Sudan's lean season, from May to July, the number of Sudanese requiring food assistance is expected to rise to six million.

Whilst older people have special needs, they also have unique skills, experiences and roles within their families, communities and societies. These roles continue to a certain extent during droughts, though household burdens may increase as younger adults have migrated or are grazing livestock further away.

DALLAS, Ore: From South Africa's drought-stricken vineyards, to France's noble chateaus, to sunny vineyards in Australia and California, the wine industry is taking action to protect itself amid ri

As North India awaits its share of Southwest monsoon, do weather occurrences in the pre-monsoon period this year (unprecedentedly violent dust storms and thunderstorms) a forewarning of an impendin

The Asian monsoon plays a major role in the variability of seasonal temperature and precipitation and the sub-seasonal statistics of these and other climate variables.

A team comprising of researchers from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Kenya, Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute (MARI) in Tanzania, in collaboration wit

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for a fundamental shift in the way drought is perceived and managed in the Near East and North Africa region. The agency said in a new report issued that a more pro-active approach based on the principles of risk reduction is needed to build greater resilience to droughts.

The government said on Wednesday that the national state of disaster it declared in March over a drought that has ravaged parts of the country, had lapsed after significant rainfall.

According to Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency, the financial cost of the 2012 flooding amounted to 2.6 trillion naira (the equivalent of more than $ 5.8 billion) across the country.

ADDIS ABABA- Ethiopia has managed to successfully tackle the drought threat it is facing, according to the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC).

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