​SADC Hit by Drought

The SADC region experiences a devastating drought episode associated with the 2015/2016 El Niño event which is negatively impacting on livelihoods and quality of lives

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) region is experiencing a devastating drought episode associated with the 2015/2016 El Niño event which is negatively impacting on livelihoods and quality of lives.

The region experienced a delayed onset of the 2015/2016, rainfall season, followed by erratic rains.

Analysis of rainfall performance shows that the October to December 2015 period, which represents the first half of the cropping season, was the driest in more than 35 years in several southern parts of the region.

To read the article titled, “SADC’s regional situation update on El Niño-induced drought,” click here

Source: 
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