Hunger hits 1.5 million in Zim as maize production halves

2015-08-26 08:26

Around 1.5 million Zimbabweans are predicted to go hungry this year after a dramatic fall in maize production, says the World Food Programme.

Ethiopia: Need for food aid surges

2015-08-24 18:25

The number of Ethiopians who will need food aid by the end of this year has surged by more than 1.5 million from earlier estimates.

Firefighters killed in 'hellstorm'

2015-08-20 22:31

Three firefighters in \Washington State have been killed after a 'hellstorm' probably overtook their vehicle.

Cuba on edge as drought worsens

2015-08-18 09:24

Cuba has put its civil defense system on alert due to a year-long drought that is forecast to worsen in the coming months and has already damaged agriculture.

Drought leads to power outages in US Virgin Islands

2015-08-16 15:31

Authorities in the US Virgin Islands say a worsening drought is causing power outages.

Rain on its way, but too late for drought-stricken North West

2015-08-05 07:47

Above average rainfall is expected in the North West this spring, but it will be too late for some farmers affected by the drought in the province.

'This cow cannot stand up' - drought-hit North West farmer

2015-08-04 13:39

In deep rural North West, emerging farmers hit by severe drought have lost hope, saying their starving cattle are too weak to walk to the nearest dam to drink water.

Botswana tackles worst drought in 30 years

2015-07-30 19:06

Botswana has allocated emergency funds in response to the worst drought conditions in 30 years with agricultural land badly hit by the lack of irrigation.

Farmers fight over water as Thailand suffers worst drought in 10 years

2015-07-10 18:59

Farmers in Thailand's rice-growing Suphan Buri province are becoming increasingly desperate for water to irrigate their parched fields as the nation, suffers its worst drought in more than a decade.

Thai farmers ask spirits for rain to end crippling drought

2015-07-08 17:39

Thailand's rainy season officially began in the last week of May, but it rained only once in the Ban Lueam district in north-eastern Nakhon Ratchasima province.


Papua New Guinea warns of worst drought in 20 years

2015-08-25 15:57

An intensifying El Nino may bring the worst drought in 20 years to Papua New Guinea, the country’s prime minister says, raising fears that production of the country’s critical agricultural commodities may drop.

Dying wildlife, bigger fires if California drought lasts

2015-08-21 09:55

A study predicts wildlife extinction, bigger wildfires, dry farm towns if the California drought persists.

German harvest battered by drought, heatwave

2015-08-18 15:05

This year’s grain, fruit and vegetable harvests in Germany have been reduced by droughts in key areas and by the long summer heatwave, the national farmers’ association says.

Zim farmers fear for their cattle as drought, disease hit home

2015-08-17 20:02

Zimbabwe's farmers in Matabeleland South province fear their cattle won’t survive the drought that has hit the region, with more than 300 000 cattle said to be at risk, according to a report.

Panama declares drought emergency

2015-08-12 16:00

Panama's government has declared a state of emergency as it faces a drought that has prompted water restrictions, depleted reservoirs and affected shipping through its bustling canal.

Uncontrolled grazing hurting North West farmers

2015-08-05 07:42

While drought has affected some emerging farmers in North West, the biggest problem is uncontrolled grazing, the African Farmers Association of South Africa says.

At least 1.5 million face hunger in Zimbabwe – report

2015-08-04 12:46

Zimbabwe is reportedly facing widespread food shortages, with the situation said to be critical in the country’s rural areas.

Pray that it keeps raining, urges KZN government

2015-07-22 13:33

It remains too early to tell whether the deluge in parts of KwaZulu-Natal will provide any respite for the drought-wracked province.

Zim receives 1 800 tons of maize from Zambia – report

2015-07-10 14:26

Zambia has reportedly started exporting grain to Zimbabwe, which is facing serious food shortages following a drought that hit some parts of the country last season.

SA drought: Up-and-coming farmer takes a blow

2015-07-08 12:35

Dust billows from the parched ground as a cow breathes heavily into her grazing field.

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