Lessons learned: Coping with seasonal uncertainty in agriculture

Abstract

Observations from a number of projects reveal that efforts to improve local access to and relevance of climate information are helping build farmers' confidence in the value of forecasts. The lessons to date are:
-The limitations of seasonal forecasts demand farmers test a robust range of options
-Forecasts alone are insufficient – they must be accompanied by decision aids and complementary information, updated over the season
-Farmers need information in languages and forms they understand and trust
-Working with indigenous forecasters builds community trust and can widen dissemination and uptake of forecasts.

Citation

Climate Change Adaptation in Africa Program, 2008–09 Year in Review, 2 pp.

Lessons learned: Coping with seasonal uncertainty in agriculture

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