African agriculture in 2016

Despite the drought, now easing1, “Important wins were notched up for African agriculture in 2016” says a well-researched and positive report by the Mail & Guardian Africa.

1. NOAA Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook, January 12 – January 18, 2017: “Heavy rainfall is expected to provide relief for several moisture-stressed areas, but increase the risk of flooding in southeastern Africa.” The report’s map shows no areas of Africa are currently suffering “Severe Drought”, and “Drought” status is only affecting a small area of south-east Africa.