Scaling up climate services in Tanzania (CGUIAR/CCAFS)

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) research shows: Climate information services can help farmers better understand, anticipate and manage the risks that a variable and changing climate brings to their livelihoods. CCAFS is one of the key partners in the Global Framework for Climate Services(GFCS) adaptation programme in Africa and is also serving on the project steering committee to guide project activities and implementation in Tanzania and Malawi between 2014 - 2016. The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), which hosts CCAFS Theme 2 leadership, is working with TMA on data, tools and methods that will enhance their capacity to provide local information that meets the needs of farmers. The IRI worked with Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) to develop a high-resolution (10 km grid), 30-year historic weather database, based on merging ground station and satellite observations. Other partners include: World Meteorological Agency(WMO), CCAFS, the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research in Oslo (CICERO), International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), the World Health Organization (WHO)and the World Food Programme (WFP).

Website: 

https://ccafs.cgiar.org/tool-climate-analogue-tool#.VfpyNrXT9qA

https://ccafs.cgiar.org/blog/scaling-climate-services-tanzania#.Vf7QKbXT9qC

https://ccafs.cgiar.org/resources/tools-maps-models-and-data#.VjSZFm7k9qA

African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET)

http://www.wmo.int/amcomet/

http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/www/swfdp/

Created Date: 01-11-2015
Last Updated Date: 30-11-2015