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Weather and climate (WAC)

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 of adaptation to seasonal variations have become less effective.  At the same time, the meteorological infrastructure has degraded. Thus, remote sensing and advanced modeling of the climate and weather offer a means to inform decision-makers, farmers, the private sector, and other stakeholders of current and predicted meteorological events. This is particularly important as the region strives to build resilient agriculture and communities in the face of climate change.

During 2022-2027 SERVIR West Africa envisions that further efforts will target the improvement of short, medium, and long term (seasonal) forecasts and their use for crop monitoring. Capacity strengthening among intermediaries (media, NGOs, civil society, private sector) and end-users to understand, use and communicate about early warning products will receive particular attention. The WAC service area is led by the AGRHYMET Regional Centre (CRA, Niamey, Niger).

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)

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Water and water-related disasters (WRD)

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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..

Contact

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

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