Capacitating Stakeholders in Using Climate Information for Enhanced Resilience in the Agricultural Sector in West Africa (CaSCIERA-WA) under West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP)
Duration: 01/Feb/2018 - 30/Sep/2019
Locations: West and Central Africa
Project contact: Dr Robert B. Zougmore (R.Zougmore@cgiar.org)
Donor: Other international or regional organization,Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Developpement Agricoles (CORAF)-Senegal
In the context of increasing climate variability and uncertainty, access to and use of reliable climate information to inform decisions in the agricultural sector are becoming instrumental to strengthen farmersâ€™ resilience to climate shocks. The target countries face a number of challenges in generating, supplying and communicating climate information tailored to the end usersâ€™ needs. To address this issue, there are on-going experiences in the CCAFS West Africa sites testing and facilitating the access to knowledge on local climate features and seasonal climate forecasts, developing climate smart technologies and mainstreaming findings into policies.