Category: Early Warning Systems (EWS)

Farmers get SMS tool to check on weather


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The UK government has launched a project in the Rift Valley and Western in which farmers will get updates on weather through the SMS. The platform known as Western Wiser Project is expected to benefit more than 300,000 farmers. It is being piloted in Trans Nzoia, Siaya, Kisumu […]

Continuing El Niño drives increased food insecurity across many regions


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Summary October 8, 2015 The strong El Niño of 2015 has contributed to suppressed rainfall over northern East Africa and Central America and the Caribbean (Figure 1), significantly limiting agricultural and pastoral potential, and straining local livelihoods. These impacts are contributing to Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food […]

El Niño Early Warning Systems (EWSs)


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Monitoring and Early Warning Systems Related to the EI Niño Phenomenon Many countries, especially those in ENSO affected areas can now use seasonal climate variability predictions for timescales up to about two seasons. This breakthrough has largely been due to a 10 year project of WCRP, the Tropical […]

EWS, DRR and CCA


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El Niño, DRR & CCA Using El Niño as a bridge between DRR and CCA allows for a partnership between the two, not a horse and rider relationship, but one that is based on a co-joining of forces to combat the negative effects of El Niño-related hazard events. […]