Overall Green alert Drought for South-Western Africa-2022
in Namibia

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 3 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1016100
Name: South-Western Africa-2022
Countries: Namibia
Start Date: Middle of Dec 2022
Duration: 279 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 22183 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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The Southern African Science Service Centre for Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) co-hosted this year’s GMES and Africa Southern African Regional Workshop that was he

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