Published: MARCH 06, 2020 DOWNLOAD

Climate and weather information services are indispensable for sustainable and resilient socioeconomic development in Tanzania. The National Meteorological Authority (TMA) has made a substantial step in the production and dissemination of climate services for climate risk preparedness and resilience in critical economic sectors. The government should ensure TMA has adequate and decentralized personnel as well as modern climate and weather technologies for accurate and downscaled services. On the other hand, private sectors like NGOs, media, and academia should support TMA by ensuring climate services information are comprehensibly translated and delivered to consumers especially smallholder producers in rural areas who have limited access to modern communication technologies.