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Ethiopian Herders Get Automated Weather Stations

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Automated weather stations (AWS) are being installed in some of Ethiopia’s lowlands to help herders and other climate-vulnerable residents respond better to recurring shocks related to climate change.
 

Automated weather stations (AWS) are being installed in some of Ethiopia’s lowlands to help herders and other climate-vulnerable residents respond better to recurring shocks related to climate change.

The project Market Approaches to Resilience (MAR) is led by the NGO Farm Africa in three Ethiopian regions — Afar, Southern Nationals People's Region State and Somali regions — in response to increasing climate variability facing lowlands communities.

In 2017 alone, poor rains and the residual effects of past extreme weather events forced millions of Ethiopians to rely on food assistance, according to FAO’s report Ethiopia: Drought response plan and priorities.

Read more at SciDevNet

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