GFCS provides a worldwide mechanism for coordinated actions to enhance the quality, quantity and application of climate services.

Climate information for agriculture is only useful to those who know how to interpret it. During roving seminars in Mali, simple rain gauges are distributed to farmers who are taught to use them. The farmers can then measure rainfall and follow advice on which seeds to sew in order to increase their yields and incomes. More information

Due to their long-term socio-economic impacts, droughts are by far the most damaging of all hydro-meteorological hazards. Climate Services can provide an array of tools to assess, monitor, and predict droughts. More information

Malaria transmitting mosquitoes thrive under certain climatic conditions. In 2010 alone, there were an estimated 216 million cases of malaria, which caused 655 000 deaths, the vast majority in Africa. More information

Floods can threaten life and livelihoods, and can be detrimental to crops, livestock and infrastructure such as houses, industries, roads and bridges. Climate information can assist flood managers to improve their operational planning. More information

 

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