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Tanzania to pioneer climate change adaptation scheme

22 Nov 2013, IPP

The programme will allow farmers to fine-tune their planting and marketing strategies based on seasonal climate forecasts, empower disaster risk managers to prepare more effectively for droughts and heavy precipitation, assist public health services to target vaccine and other prevention campaigns to limit climate-related disease outbreaks such as malaria and meningitis, and help improve the management of water resources...

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Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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