Traditional weather prediction incorporated into Kenyan forecasts
AlertNet, 9 February 2012

EMUHAYA, KENYA: Kenyan farmers have relied on indigenous forecasting methods through the generations. Some fear these methods will be made redundant by more extreme and unpredictable weather linked with climate change. Others say they remain valuable tools – especially when used in conjunction with modern science. The Kenya Meteorological Department thinks ancient practices have something to offer. Based on the findings of a study released in April 2010, it now blends traditional forecasts with science-based predictions to produce more accurate – and more well-received – weather and climate data at the local level in western Kenya. Read the article … Visit the website of the AfricaAdapt project “Integrating indigenous knowledge in climate risk management in support of community based adaptation” …

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