Better use of climate information could bolster African development, says new report

Better use of climate information could help promote development in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a report out this week that incorporates results from the scoping phase of the new “Future Climate For Africa” (FCFA) programme.

Promoting the use of climate information to achieve long-term development objectives in sub-Saharan Africa is based on research into the use of 5- to 40-year climate information in Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia, as well as the coastal cities of Accra and (photo) Maputo – capitals of Ghana and Mozambique.

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Weeding maize, Mongu, Western Zambia. Photo by Felix Clay/Duckrabbit, 2012.