SWoCK Project: Automatic Weather Stations
Agriculture in Solomon Islands is extensively a rain-fed agriculture system. With the current increasing rate of erratic weather pattern experienced throughout the country, the impacts on agriculture and food security have greatly affected farmers. Accurate climate and weather information could help respond to these challenges by allowing rural areas to plan ahead.
This video shows how the UNDP-SWoCK project has been working with the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services (SIMS) to expand its weather observation network throughout the country and develop climate tailored products such as drought, fire, cyclone and heavy rain warnings.
The SWoCK project is implemented by the Solomon Islands' Ministry of Environment Climate Change Disaster Management and Meteorology and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. The project is assisted by funding support from Adaptation Fund through UNDP. For more information please visit www.swock.com.sb