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Improving the Meteorological Service in Uganda
For a farmer in the arid regions of rural Uganda, deciding when to plant seeds is a decision that will affect the success or failure of the year’s crop – planting just one week after the optimum date can reduce yields by up to 50%. This project will facilitate the decentralisation of climate analysis to a local level in order to allow local farmers to access weather forecasts and climate information that they can apply to improve crop yields- thereby safeguarding the food security, livelihoods and quality of life both for themselves, their families and the wider community. The increased information processing capacity that this project will deliver within the department of meteorology will also improve food security and public health planning at a national level.