Climate services go local in Western Kenya

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 17:15

Making sure that important weather and climate information reaches everyone is critical for local development – as demonstrated by a WISER (Weather and Climate Information Services for Africa) project in Western Kenya.

From its rain-soaked hills to the sweeping Masai Mara, Western Kenya has a vast and varied landscape. But forecasting its equally varied weather has always been a real challenge. A project within the Weather and Climate Information Services for Africa (WISER) programme has made much more accurate climate information available at a local level, making a real difference to the region’s farmers, families and local businesses.