NiMet, Sahel Consulting Collaborate To Boost Nation’s Agricultural System

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has said it would be partnering with Sahel Consulting to build sustainable climate monitoring and address early warning system bottlenecks for resilient agricultural systems in the country.

The Director General NiMet, Professor Charles Anosike, and Mr Yemi Adegoroye of Sahel Consulting signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday on behalf of their respective organizations.

Professor Anosike while stressing the importance of early warnings as a measure to protect citizens said,” the importance of the Early Warnings System cannot be over-emphasized and we are willing to partner with any organization that is capable of investing in preparedness.

This will help protect our population who should and must be protected by early warnings of climate disaster”, he said.

The Climate Early Warnings project is to be executed by Sahel Consulting Agriculture and Nutrition Limited, in collaboration with a consortium of implementing partners including The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and NiMet.

The project will include the provision of six Meteorological Automatic Weather Observation Systems (AWOS) in Nigeria and the setting up of a Mapping Room.

It will also include capacity development for staff of NiMet and other government ministries, departments, and agencies in Nigeria.

The implementation team includes members from the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) of Columbia University, New York, USA among others.

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