Focus on Preparedness as Africa Drought Conference Convenes

17 Aug 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Drought preparedness should be an integral part of African governments' programs, according to several speakers at the opening of the first African drought conference in Windhoek, Namibia this week. Over 600 local and international delegates comprising African ministers and representatives from United Nations agencies are expected to engage in high-level discussions at the inaugural event, held under the theme "Enhancing resilience to drought events on the African continent."Deputy Prime Minister of Namibia Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said drought affects key industries, observing that because of the drought, prices of basic commodities such as food have increased and people who have been relying on farming, are moving to urban areas...

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