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Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Zambia

Changing weather patterns are having a dramatic effect on the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Zambia. However, a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-supported initiative which works with the Zambian Government through the meteorological department to provide regular weather updates and climate information is the best line of defence many smallholder farmers have against the ravages of climate change. The Climate Information and Early Warning Systems (CIEWS) project which is being funded by the Global Environment Facility Least Developed Countries Fund (GCF-LDCF) supports smallholder farmers to improve their yields and break free from the devastating impact of drought and flood -  bringing them the food sovereignty they need to lift themselves out of poverty.