Overall Orange alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 12 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012728
Name: Southern Africa-2018
Countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 366 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 675559 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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National Drought Group – EA Chief Executive statementMon, 21 Oct 2019 18:03:00 +0200.

The National Drought Group (NDG) met on Monday 21 October, chaired by Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, to assess the impacts of low groundwater levels in parts of the south east and east England and agree actions
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World: Agro-tech Offers Answers for African Farmers at Iowa MeetMon, 21 Oct 2019 17:41:00 +0200.

By James Reinl. DES MOINES, United States , Oct 21 2019 (IPS) - Experts vaunted new strains of seeds, drone aircraft and other technological breakthroughs as solutions-in-the-making for farmers in Africa, where hunger, drought and food pric
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In Calabria è praticamente estate, al nord è allerta rossa per allagam ... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:41:00 +0200.

Allerta rossa al Nord Ovest dove il maltempo sta provocando allagamenti, nubifragi e straripamenti tra Liguria e Lombardia. In Calabria, ma in generale al Sud, il tempo continua a rimane assolutamente mite, quasi estivo creando in alcune zo
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Agro-tech Offers Answers for African Farmers at Iowa MeetMon, 21 Oct 2019 09:29:00 +0200.

At the gathering of nutritionists in the 2019 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium , held annually in Des Moines, Iowa, in the United States, hopes were pinned on a new generation of so-called ‘agro-entrepreneurs' in Africa. At the even
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), WMO (1), INFORM (2),