Issue 20: Agrometeorology

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First Voice (formerly the World Space Foundation)

Building upon its exclusive access to 5% of the capacity of the AfriStar broadcast satellite, as well as an increasing number of affiliated community radio stations, First Voice is a not-for-profit organisation that works with the African Centre for... | Read more...

Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS)

GIEWS is an information service provided by the FAO that issues early warnings of weather hazards, insect pest infestations, and seasonal food and prospects, and special reports on the food supply and agricultural situation in countries experiencing particular food supply difficulties. Link | Read more...

Famine Early Warning System (FEWS) Network

FEWS NET is an information service supported by USAID that aims to strengthen the abilities of West and sub-Saharan African countries and regional organizations to manage risk of food insecurity through the provision of timely and analytical early warning and vulnerability information. Link | Read more...

Caribbean: Digital Weather Radar Early Warning System in the Caribbean

In the project Digital Weather Radar Early Warning System in the Caribbean, digital Doppler weather radar stations are being installed in Barbados, Belize, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. These stations will be linked to the five existing radar stations... | Read more...

Asia-Pacific Asia Pacific Natural Hazards Information Network (APNHIN)

The Asia Pacific Natural Hazards Information Network (APNHIN), coordinated by the Pacific Disaster Center in Hawaii, supports disaster and resource managers, planners, governments and NGOs with a suite of online applications and information services... Link | Read more...

Asia-Pacific: South Pacific Sea Level and Climate Monitoring Project (SPSLCMP)

The South Pacific Sea Level and Climate Monitoring Project (SPSLCMP) is part of a $24 million programme funded by the Australian government. The project uses a Continuous Global Positioning System (CGPS), an early warning system linked to tide gauges,... Link | Read more...

Mali, Zimbabwe: Risk Management Project

A number of partners are collaborating in the Risk Management Project, which involves the use of simulation modelling to improve the options for-resource poor farmers in drought-prone areas of Mali and Zimbabwe. | Read more...

North Africa: Water use efficiency in the Mediterranean basin (WATERMED)

The EU-funded project WATERMED, Water use efficiency in natural vegetation and agricultural areas by remote sensing in the Mediterranean basin, is developing a methodology for studying water use and drought resistance of rainfed and irrigated vegetation in the Mediterranean basin. | Read more...

Horn of Africa: Regional climate prediction and risk reduction in the Greater Horn of Africa

As part of the project Regional climate prediction and risk reduction in the Greater Horn of Africa, the Drought Monitoring Center (DMC) in Nairobi and the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (IRI) in New York, are developing a... | Read more...

Uganda: Improving Climate Forecast Communications for Farm Management in Uganda

The NOAA-funded project Improving Climate Forecast Communications for Farm Management in Uganda is developing a series of radio programmes in several African languages in order to provide farmers with climate information relevant to local farming systems. | Read more...

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