Webinar: Climate services for smallholder farmers and pastoralists in Africa


23rd November 2016


Farming and pastoralist communities have survived by mastering the ability to adapt to widely varying weather and climatic conditions. Increasingly variable climate and the rapid pace of other drivers of change are, however, overwhelming local knowledge and traditional practices for coping with climate related risks. It is increasingly becoming evident that climate services—climate and weather information and advisories—can help farmers and pastoralists better manage risks and adapt to the changing climate.


This webinar, hosted by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) will create an opportunity for scientists, technical experts and other stakeholders to discuss provision of tailored weather and climate information that meets the needs of smallholder farmers and pastoralists in Africa. Successful experiences from different parts of Africa will serve as models for how different organisations can work together to design and implement comprehensive climate services for agriculture and food security.


Featured image courtesy of Francesco Fiondella/CCAFS.