Climate information services for effective risk management

Increasing variability in weather and climate is a major production risk for farming, especially among smallholders, in particular women farmers. Advances in forecast development at finer spatial and time scales as well as communication modes offer greater scope to reduce such risks in farming. The foundation works on understanding the gendered traditional knowledge on risk and coping measures and strategies, facilitating access to seamless weather and seasonal climate forecast, communicating and building the capacity of the men and women farmers to understand and use the information as an adaptive measure in farming. Foundation has collaborated with Indian Meteorological Department and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and currently provides climate information and agro advisories to about 18000 farmers in the southern zone of Tamil Nadu.

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