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Climate information services in Ethiopia – A key resilience capacity for households & businesses

Climate change is wreaking havoc on livelihoods and food security outcomes in the lowlands of Ethiopia. Timely access to climate information services (CIS) can play a key role in enabling producers to manage their livelihoods in the face of uncertainty and mitigate the impact of shocks, but these systems are largely absent in the lowlands. This learning brief describes how CARE International, through the Mercy Corps-led RIPA-North program, is working to foster locally driven services for climate and early warning information. The brief highlights the impact this is having in terms of household-level decision-making and also the challenges of achieving long-term sustainability of these systems.

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