Published: MARCH 22, 2022
Study on Climate Services in Tanzania Climate change impact the livelihood of smallholders in Tanzania. Climate Services (CS) increase the climate resilience of communities. The study „Climate Services: Come in out of the rain “provide a realistic picture of the status of Climate Services in Tanzania to inform projects and polices on Climate Services. The study covers 4 districts (Bagamoyo, Chalinze, Pangani, Lushoto) in Tanzania.communities. The way to adaptation: Climate Services and Indigenous Knowledge on weather forecasting Climate Services (CS) increase the climate resilience of communities. The Access is still limited due to lack of ICT to receive CS via channels (TV & radio). It is recommended to increase access by disseminating CS via SMS-based systems. The awareness of Indigenous knowledge (IK) forecasting varied strongly between districts (33-% - 70 %). Indigenous knowledge (IK) on weather forecasting can provide local climate information. Integrating IK forecasts into CS can increase useability ( timely , area specific ,reliability CS ) of CS. By integrating IK in CS the climate resilience of community can be strengthened. Local IK on weather forecasting was found in the studied districts, nonetheless there is a threat for to disappear. Strategies and Polices to protect and conserve IK are needed. Access the full study here https://cantz.or.tz/publications/14 Access the Summary for Policymakers here https://cantz.or.tz/publications/15 “The integration of indigenous knowledge (IK) into Climate Services (CS) is key to get downscaled and useable forecasts. We need indigenous knowledge to cope with the impacts of climate change.” Mkombozi Joannes, Head of Research Key Recommendations Easy Access New easily accessible dissemination channels, (SMS & Community Radio) Integrate IK Integrate Indigenous knowledge (IK) to Climate Services (CS) to increase useability and downscaling Conservate IK Conservate, document and translon indigenous knowledge (IK) to prevent loss THE STUDY WAS DEVELOPED IN SCOPE OF A PROJECT FUNDED BY BREAD FOR THE WORLD.