Kenya maps first ‘Climate Atlas’ to battle future food losses

first_imgKenya, Britain reaffirm commitment to protecting environment, fighting climate change Kenya calls on global community to hasten actions against climate change Kenya to invest in climate-smart farming in arid landscenter_img Turkana women carry canisters to get water from a borehole near Baragoy, Kenya February 14, 2017. PHOTO | REUTERS Turkana women carry canisters to get water from a borehole near Baragoy, Kenya February 14, 2017. PHOTO | REUTERSKenya will launch its first localised weather modeling system early next year. Developers say the system will provide key data on how climate change impacts crop production across the east African nation in the decades to come.Developed by researchers at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, the Climate Atlas will provide projections on rainfall and temperature patterns across Kenya’s 47 counties from the year 2050 to 2100.John Wesonga, lead developer of the web-based platform, said there were countless global climate modelling systems available, but none provided localised data for Kenya over a long period.“The Climate Atlas will provide us with future scenarios of what the weather patterns will be like at a county-level in Kenya,” Wesonga told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.“We are looking for data such as in which locations will we see the highest and lowest temperatures and rainfall, how high and low will the temperatures and rainfall likely to be, what time of year they will happen, and how long they will last.”Based on those projections, policymakers, researchers, businesses and farmers will able to shift to interventions from using more resilient crop varieties to improving drainage during drought and floods respectively.Relatedlast_img read more


Wolves tickets go on priority sale

first_imgThe club has been allocated 1,427 tickets for the trip to Molineux, and season card PLUS holders can now purchase.All season card holders can buy from Friday, with member sales beginning on Wednesday, August 30th. Any remaining tickets will be placed on general sale from Monday, September 4th.Ticket prices have been set as follows:Adult- £25Senior 65+/Under-21 – £15Under-17 – £12Under-12 – £10All ticket prices are subject to an additional £1 fee.Ambulant disabled and wheelchair using supporters pay the relevant price category and will receive a free carer.CATS will be running coaches to Molineux, with seats costing £19 for season card PLUS holders, with all others paying £24. Coaches will leave the Winterstoke car park at 3pm, but no parking will be available on site due to a large event.last_img read more