ICPAC launches Agriculture Watch Platform for East Africa

The system enables early warning about food production anomalies, increasingly frequent due to climate extremes

24 Mar, 2021 Project Update 157

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The East Africa Agriculture Warning Explorer is based on near-real-time Earth Observation and Weather information and provides automatic ten days drought conditions warnings for crops and rangelands at the provincial level. This information and the indicators used are made available as maps and time series statistics in an interactive GIS environment to agricultural and food security analysts. The system provides early warning information on food production anomalies as a consequence of climate variability and extremes, particularly relevant with the increasing frequency of climate extremes caused by climate change.

The platform was developed as part of the Intra-ACP Climate Services project in collaboration with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the information provided is synchronized with the JRC’s ASAP Warning Explorer.

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More information on the indicators shown and on the computation of the automatic anomaly warnings is available here.

The system was launched at the 57th GHACOF and a Training of Trainers was organized in the first week of February 2021.

Tags: East Africa , Agriculture , Early Warning , Monitoring , Warning Explorer , Early Warning System