Projects related to Agricultural Meteorology
WMO is currently implementing, managing, and/or assisting partner institutions in several projects related to Agricultural Meteorology based on donor funding.
ACREI is a project funded by the Adaptation Fund and implemented by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Integovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC).The goal of the Agricultural Climate Resilience Enhancement Initiative is to develop and implement adaptation strategies and measures that will strengthen the resilience of vulnerable smallholder farmers, agro-pastoralists and pastoralists in the Horn of Africa to climate variability and change.
CREWS Burkina Faso: Strengthening National Capacities for Early Warning System Service Delivery (2018-2020)
The CREWS Burkina Faso project is aimed at improving the operational capabilities within Burkina Faso, to produce and deliver hydrological, meteorological and climate services with respect to early warning and with an emphasis on: (i) flood-related risks and (ii) agriculture and food security.
In Papua New Guinea, CREWS builds the capacity of the national meteorological agency and strengthens its cooperation with key sectoral ministries, departments and other stakeholders for agriculture, disaster management, energy and infrastructure.
Other hazards related to droughts such as frost and bush fires are also indirectly addressed. The project seeks to create end-to-end EWS focused on reducing drought impacts, while at the same time leveraging and providing a foundation for EWS focused on other hazards, and specifically flooding.
DE-RISK South East Asia (2018-2022)
The DE-RISK project will develop climate risk management systems, best practices and insurance products that will shield smallholder farmers and businesses engaged in producing coffee, sugar, rice, cassava, rubber, dairy, and grazing across the agricultural value chain in key SE Asia countries from physical and financial disaster associated with climate change.
The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).