MAINSTREAMING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
PROVIDING USEFUL CLIMATE INFORMATION TO FARMERS –
WORKING OUT PROBABILITIES AND RISKS AND
COMMUNICATING THEM USING PARTICIPATORY
This session should take about 1.5hrs
The complete slideshow can be found in Appendix 5
You will need copies of the graphs of events to give to groups (each group made
up of about 4 course participants) for an exercise during this session.
You will also need copies of a handout to give to each course participant. The
handout is of a grid / plan for how an extension worker could work with a group
of farmers using climate information.
The overall aim of this session is to develop your skills in being able to provide
farmers with useful information that they can use in their planning and decisions.
This is a key part of the course and you will be using parts of what we cover here
a) in practical work that you will be doing with farmers on our field day, and b)
after this course training others staff and/or using with farmers in your work.
SLIDE 1 - TITLE
SLIDE 2 – AIM – TO HELP FARMERS WITH PLANNING
AND DECISIONS, BY PROVIDING INFORMATION THEY
• In the following sessions we will cover:
– What is meant by probability (or risk or
– What would farmers like to know the
– Ways of working out and communicating
probabilities with farmers
– How we can add value to the Seasonal
Climate Forecast and forecasts of El Nino and
La Nina years
A Training Manual on Use of Climate Information and Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment for
Agricultural Extension Staff in Zimbabwe