What needs to come together in order to get a timely rainfall forecast to Senegalese farmers for the growing season? How can meteorologists in Rwanda ensure that their data and analyses benefit local populations? The USAID-sponsored Learning Agenda on Climate Serviceshas examined and elevated the concept of climate services as a holistic system that connects stakeholders, such as farmers and meteorologists. During its final workshop in Washington, D.C., attendees shared perspectives on effective delivery, uptake and use of climate services, as well as priority areas for future research, investment and programming. Three overarching messages emerged from the workshop presentations and discourse.
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