• Growing population, infrastructural development and climate change exacerbates River Nile conflict

    The Nile, one of the longest rivers in the world, originates from Lake Victoria and stretches to the Northern part of Africa covering a  distance of  6,650 km. It passes through eleven countries which form the Nile Basin. These are Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Republic of the Sudan and Egypt.  River Nile is among the most important […]




  • Climate change action plan to address Africa’s adaptation gap

    Changing climate is causing extreme weather conditions thus affecting millions of people, threatening global food and water security, and putting enormous challenges to agricultural production. The World Bank warns that by 2030 if no further action is taken to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emission, up to 100 million people will face extreme poverty, […]




  • Adoption of measures to halt or reverse climate change will keep extreme poverty at bay

    The current surface temperatures on our planet are the warmest recorded since modern weather pattern monitoring methods were put into operation in late 1800’s. Climate change refers to the alteration in global or regional climate patterns and attributes this to the increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (Greenhouse effect). If these atmospheric carbon […]




  • Adoption of measures to halt or reverse climate change will keep extreme poverty at bay

    The current surface temperatures on our planet are the warmest recorded since modern weather pattern monitoring methods were put into operation in late 1800’s. Climate change refers to an alteration in global or regional climate patterns and attributes this to the increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (Greenhouse effect). A World Bank report […]




  • Greenhouse gas emission still a challenge to climate change mitigation

    The World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  bulletin reports on global greenhouse gas emissions indicate that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere gradually increased to 403.3 parts per million in the year  2016 compared to 400.00 parts per million in 2015. The report further cited human activities and increasing occurrences of Elnino as the major causes […]




  • Engaging youth in agriculture for climate change adaptation and food security

    Agriculture is a source of livelihood for more than one million people living in Africa and for that reason, it is a potential solution to unemployment and food insecurity. The rapid rate of agricultural growth in Africa has opened up new investment opportunities and enhanced efforts to tackling food insecurity, unemployment, and poverty. Rising demands […]




  • Mainstreaming gender perspectives in climate change policies a step in the right direction

    The effects of climate change are often felt disproportionately based on gender. This has necessitated integration of gender perspectives in the development of climate change policies. Although scientific approaches are important, there is a growing comprehension of the need to account for socio-cultural variables in responses to climate change. Indubitably, the effects of climate change are […]




  • The carbon budget and agriculture’s significant contribution to greenhouse gas emissions

    The carbon budget is the acceptable quantity of greenhouse gas emission that can be emitted at a given time. This budget is, however, expected to ensure that temperatures stay within limits in order to avoid the worsening impacts of climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a scientific and intergovernmental body under the United Nations, projects that the […]




  • The Kyoto protocol and its projected impact on farming

    Farmers may be among the worst affected group by adverse climate change conditions but at the same time, agriculture contributes up to  25 per cent of the total greenhouse gas emission through deforestation, agrochemicals manufacturing and emission from soils. The Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted at the third […]