Mr Tineyi H. Pindura

Level of Study: 
Geography & Environmental Science
A systems view of communicating networks for disseminating seasonal forecast information to small-scale farmers in developing countries.

The complexity in temperature increase and erratic rainfall impact on agricultural production, especially on small-scale farming systems. Within the small-scale farming systems, the uncertainty remains about how small-scale farmers in developing countries would use seasonal forecasting information, in crop management decisions. Given new impetus to the application of climate predictive information towards improving crop productivity among small-scale farmers there is need to explore effective approaches, methods and tools to communicate the use of seasonal forecasting information in making crop management decisions in diverse small-scale farming systems. It is against this background that this review paper focus on assessing the potentials, means and methods to communicate climate change information to empower rural smallholder farmers in the developing countries.