Digital Climate Advisory Services Training to Support Climate Resilience for Smallholder Agriculture in Southern Africa
The African Development Bank will host a two-day training session on the 27th and 28th of September 2023, bringing together key public and private sector change makers from Southern Africa who can effectively implement and scale up digital climate advisory services.
The training, organized on behalf of the Global Center on Adaptation by Weather Impact and Aqualinks, will share knowledge and best practices and explore the latest innovations and approaches that promote the adoption of digital climate advisory services in the region. It will feature practical applications, challenges and opportunities in developing, marketing and maintaining these advisory services.
Climate change poses significant challenges to agricultural practices that have traditionally relied on intergenerational knowledge transfer. With the increasing unpredictability of weather patterns and the rise in extreme weather events like floods and droughts, farmers face immense difficulties sustaining their livelihoods.
In this context, digital climate advisory services have emerged as crucial tools to assist farmers and governments in navigating the complexities of climate change.
By leveraging advanced technologies and data analysis, these services provide accurate and timely weather information, customised recommendations, and support in implementing climate-smart practices. Integrating digital climate advisory services in agricultural systems is vital for enhancing resilience, improving productivity, and ensuring sustainable resource management in the wake of climate change.
We look forward to your active participation in this training as we strive towards a climate-resilient future.
African Development Bank, the Global Center on Adaptation, Weather Impact and Aqualinks
Online and in-person at the Kopanong Conference Center, Johannesburg, South Africa.