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Kenyan farmers trust tradition over tech to predict the weather

11 Feb 2019, TRF

About a third of Kenyan farmers do not use the national weather service to help plan and protect their crops. Limited media reach, high illiteracy rates, language barriers, and overly broad information impede forecast engagement and prevent farmers from improving yields. But the service is more popular among youth, meaning future usage will increase.


    National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Ministry of Devolution and Planning, State department of devolution, Directorate of special programmes
  • Website: http://www.devolutionplanning.go.ke
  • Contact:Permanent Secretary
  • Phone:+254-20-2250645 ext. 39502 +254-20-2250628 ext. 39502


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Ministry of Devolution and Planning, State department of devolution, Directorate of special programmes
  • Website: http://www.devolutionplanning.go.ke
  • Contact:Permanent Secretary
  • Phone:+254-20-2250645 ext. 39502 +254-20-2250628 ext. 39502


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