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Weather maps are seen during a visit at the EDF–DTG division for weather forecasts in Grenoble, France, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

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Improving access to weather information

Access to better seasonal weather data can help farmers adapt more successfully to climate change, giving them better information to help decide what to plant and when. Widespread use of mobile phones is bringing the data to farmers' hands - but is what they're getting local enough, specific enough and understandable enough to be useful?

Homegrown African climate model predicts future rains - and risks Munyaradzi Makoni
Kenyan farmers trust tradition over tech to predict the weather Caroline Wambui
Hit by wild weather, Africa moves to modernise forecasting Maina Waruru
Mobile phone warnings set to aid climate-vulnerable Somali nomads Rosa Furneaux
Weather forecasts help Ethiopian herders fight climate extremes Elias Gebreselassie
With early warning, Karachi cools a heatwave threat Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
As wild weather worsens, Malawi forecasts get a $16 mln makeover Charles Mkoka
Drought-warning tool to help Central American farmers Anastasia Moloney
Early weather forecasts key to saving lives in drought - U.N. Umberto Bacchi
Weather centres to arm C. Africa's farmers against climate shifts Elias Ntungwe Ngalame
Climate forecasts could help parched herders make smarter moves Sophie Mbugua
World Bank seeks $500 million for African weather services Maina Waruru
Weather forecasters predict better services for women Michelle Leslie
With 'even the fish confused', Solomons seek new weather data Dana MacLean
Mobile data helps Tanzanian herders get ahead of markets Kizito Makoye
Uganda takes stock of new climate information service Pius Sawa
Weather info project aims to help African farmers adapt Kizito Makoye
Upgrading weather services will save lives, money - report Megan Rowling
SMS weather advice cushions Tanzanian farmers from drought Kizito Makoye
Mobile phones aid Cameroon farmers with prices, weather Elias Ntungwe Ngalame
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