A total of 1745 (808 women-46% and 937 men-54%) (which is 116%-target was 1500) smallholders (farmers, pastoralists and fisher folks) in 3 districts of Lushoto, Chalinze and Pangani and neighbour districts of Bagamoyo, Korogwe and Bumbuli have been trained using Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture and Fisheries (PICSAF) tool, registered and provided with climate services from Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA)
In Tanzania, provision of local specific, reliable, timely and user-friendly modern weather information services that effectively addresses the needs of farmers, fisher folks and pastoralists are limited. Smallholders depend mainly on indigenous weather forecasting practices to inform their agricultural and pastoral practices and decisions. To give smallholders a reliable information basis for decision-making on their livelihood downscaled, usable , integrated Climate Serivces shall be etablished in the project regions.
Changing climate and unpredictable local weather patterns make it challenging to make smart decisions as farmer, fisher and pastoralist. Climate Services want to provide you credible, useful, downscaled information on seasonal weather forecasts and local Climate for your decision-making in farming, fishery and livestock.
To make climate smart decisions it needs more than just weather forecasts. Providing and building the neccasary capatiy for smallholders to make adaptation decision is a the core of effective climate services. We show new ways how to approach climate services by innovative farmer and demonstration farms.
What will the weather gonna be ? A important question for farmer. But it's written in the star. Based-on nature observation indigenous knowledge holder can predict the weather. Indigenous forecast can be valuable to deliver timely and local Climate Service, helping communties built climate resilience. Learn more about it.