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Sub-seasonal to seasonal forecasting

Sub-seasonal to seasonal forecasting

The service of “Improvement of short, medium and long term (seasonal) forecasts and their dissemination” is to revisit the seasonal forecasting for crop monitoring process in order to improve the quality of climate information, to Increase the precision of crop monitoring based on state-of-the-art of earth observation techniques and to promote efficient and timely dissemination to end users. Accurate weather research and forecasting (WRF) models are key to weather-related disaster preparedness. These models can support flood predictions, frost forecasting, and more. The NASA Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) Centre, through SERVIR, has been working with regional forecasters to help enhance weather forecast accuracy in East Africa. For example, SPoRT/SERVIR helped the Kenya Meteorological Service incorporate NASA satellite-based data into their weather prediction model last year. KMS now incorporates the Land Information Systems (LIS) and Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Green Vegetation Fraction (GVF) datasets into their WRF Unified Environmental Modelling System (UEMS).

Agriculture and food security (AFS)

Agriculture is the base of the economy of West Africa, which, as the World Bank asserts, provides livelihoods for most of the vulnerable population..

Land use land cover change and ecosystems (LUE)

Landscape management is associated with major challenges and opportunities throughout West Africa..

Water and water-related disasters (WRD)

Water scarcity and excess are the major constraints to sustainable livelihoods in the Sahel and West Africa. They usually result in floods and droughts..

Weather and climate (WAC)

West Africa is prone to high variability in seasonal weather. This is exacerbated by climate change, which increases the severity and frequency of this variation. Traditional means..

Financial instruments (FIS)

Financial Instruments (FIS) is a new service area proposed by SERVIR West Africa for 2022-2027 to build EO services that leverage stakeholders’ access to financial resources across..


c/o ICRISAT West and Central Africa Region Hub,
Samanko Station, Route de la Guinée,
P.O. Box 320, Bamako, Mali