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Launching digital agro-climate advisory platform in Ethiopia

New platform will put resilience at the center of livelihoods in response to rising populations, growing food demand and ecological crisis.


In this era of climate emergency, what is left when traditional knowledge is no longer enough?

In the midst of Ethiopia’s exponential population climb and the strikes of the climate emergency with erratic rains, dry spells, sharp floods and failed crops, the country launched a digital agro-climate advisory platform, called EDACaP, to put resilience at the center of agricultural livelihoods.

A team effort led by the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and the National Meteorological Agency (NMA), alongside numerous research centers and programs: the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), with support from the Agricultural Growth Program (AGP), the EDACaP has come to life.

Read more here: https://www.thereporterethiopia.com/article/launching-digital-agro-climate-advisory-platform-ethiopia