ACREI

The Agricultural Climate Resilience Enhancement Initiative

Building agricultural resilience

Rural communities in arid and semi-arid regions have limited access to information, technical support and financing to adapt to climate change. Their coping capacity to local climate variability and predictions is thus very limited. ACREI aims to develop and implement adaptation strategies and measures that will strengthen the resilience of vulnerable smallholder farmers, agropastoralists and pastoralists in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda to climate variability and change.

Our Areas of Work

Strengthening Feedback Mechanisms

The project aims at developing two way communication channels between National Meteorological Agencies and users of climate information, which includes the development and testing of most cost effective feedback mechanisms.

Strengthening Extension Services

ACREI builds capacity of extension services in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda on: using climate information to provide agricultural advisories, crop monitoring, conducting crop assessments, IPC (Integrated Food Security Phase Classification) analysis and Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture (PICSA).

Analysis of Climate Data

Through the analysis of past, present and future climate data, the project is creating downscaled climate products for planning at the sub-national level. The climate products generated aim aprovide scientific knowledge to inform policy.

Tailored Forecast & Advisories

The project facilitates the participation of National Meteorological Agencies, traditional forecasters, line ministries and farmers and NGOs, among others, in co-production of localised climate and weather advisories. Through tailored forecasts and advisories, ACREI supports the development of credible and legitimate knowledge and climate services.

Key Outputs

  • Downscaled, location-specific seasonal climate forecasts and future projections regularly generated by ICPAC and participating NMHSs
  • An efficient agro-climatic advisory and feedback mechanism strengthened
  • Agro-climatic advisories appropriately packaged and timely disseminated
  • Evidence based climate information feeds into policy dialogues in the region

Project Materials

Latest Updates

Report on Historical Climate Baseline Statistics for Taita Taveta, Kenya Vol 1
Report
Report on Historical Climate Baseline Statistics for Taita Taveta, Kenya Vol 1

Baseline climate statistics obtained from long term climate data are required for deriving the know…

Report on Historical Climate Baseline Statistics for East and West Hararghe, Ethiopia Vol 2
Report
Report on Historical Climate Baseline Statistics for East and West Hararghe, Ethiopia Vol 2

Climate baseline data and information that is easily accessible to the users has been key activity …

Climate Trends over Taita-Taveta County, Policy Brief
Policy Brief
Climate Trends over Taita-Taveta County, Policy Brief

This summary for policy makers on the climate of Taita Taveta Kenya for effective and well integrat…