Working Paper 103.pdf

Integrating indigenous knowledge with scientific forecasts in Lushoto, Tanzania

Improving food security needs appropriate climate related risk management strategies. These include using climate information to guide farm level decision-making. Progress has been made in providing climate services in Tanzania but there are significant gaps with regard to downscaled location specific forecasts, as well as generating timely, reliable and user friendly information. Majority of the… Read more »

P. Kimeli

Photo P. Kimeli

Planning for the future from national, to county, to farm level

As Kenya continues the process of devolution, the bill and policy proposes that County governments integrate climate change action plans into their County Integrated Development Plans. Consultations with county government officials reveal that counties need technical and financial support to integrate climate change adaptation and mitigation actions in their development plans. Specifically, the counties call… Read more »

P. Kimeli (CCAFS)

Photo P. Kimeli (CCAFS)

Farmer planting tree seedlings

In the CCAFS Climate Smart Villages in Lushoto, Tanzania, farmers have been engaging in agroforestry, farmer learning events, improved land management and use of indigenous knowledge in weather forecasting.