01 Jul Developing Climate Services
Christian Aid’s Developing Climate Services report summarises the experience of Christian Aid-supported climate services work across three countries – Kenya, India and Nicaragua. In Kenya, activities focused on supporting small-scale farmer access to the seasonal and 7 day forecasts whereas in India, the 5 day forecast was the key information product. In Nicaragua, development of a regional climate model to give longer-term agro-climatological scenarios was supplemented with capacity building through farmer-managed rain gauges and general training on climate change. Christian Aid supports climate services projects as part of its wider holistic resilient livelihoods programming. These programmes are funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (for example through the programme Partnership Arrangement) and other donors.