NiMet takes 2023 Seasonal Climate Prediction to the grassroots

Following the official public presentation of the 2023 Seasonal Climate Predication (SCP), NiMet has continued to organise roving seminars across the nation across the agricultural value chain. The essence of these seminars was to downscale the content of our SCP to farmers.

Speaking at the latest one-day training workshop for Farmers, Extension Workers and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development which was held in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Professor Mansur Bako Matazu reiterated the essence of feedback.

He was represented by General Manager, Agrometeorology Mr Haruna Zakari further urge participants to share the content of the document, experiences and challenges which will be used to improve our 2024 SCP. The essence of these roving seminars was to enlighten farmers and other stakeholders on how to monitor and adapt to climate change to ensure food security.

NiMet has been producing our SCP document for over 10 years as an early warning tool in line with the United Nations requirement through the World Meteorological Organisation. Responding, the Permanent Secretary, who was represented by Engineer Abdullahi Abubakar urged participants to make use of knowledge gained to improve resilience and adaptive capability towards climate variability.  Also on hand from NiMet were Agrometeorology and Climate Services Mr James Ijampy and Mr Leke Oyegade.

Our 2023 SCP has been downscaled in the following states Cross Rivers, Ebonyi, Edo Ondo and Oyo respectively. NiMet has scheduled downscale workshops in Kano and Yobe states in the coming weeks.