African farmers ‘need more relevant climate predictions’

SciDev.Net: Seasonal climate predictions have been limited in their ability to meet the needs of rural farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a study. Uncertain rainfall and climate affect 70 per cent of Sub-Saharan Africa's population, hampering efforts to promote agricultural production, improve food security and reduce poverty, according to a paper published in Experimental Agriculture this month (5 April). Farmers could use seasonal weather predictions in many ways to boost food production, said the......

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