The agricultural sector in Benin is strongly dependent on the climate. In recent decades, extreme climate variability has threatened the food security of rural populations, with agricultural yields in perpetual decline and crop losses increasing due to extreme weather. To reduce the vulnerability of smallholder farmers who are most affected, a research effort known as PARBCC, led by the NGO “Initiatives pour un développement integré et durable (IDID-ONG)”, has facilitated rural access to agro-meteorological forecasts and advice by establishing an early warning and agrometeorological information system (SPIAM).
Hounkponou, S.; Ahounou, M.; Ahimihoue, P.; Nouatin, G. Agro-meteorological Early Warning to Reduce Agricultural Vulnerability to Climate Change:The Experiences of PARBCC in Benin. (2010) 4 pp. [Adaptation Insights No. 10]