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Webinar: Guiding International Food Security Assessments Using Subseasonal to Seasonal Predictions and Predictability

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Tuesday, 03 December 2019, 12:00

Tuesday, December 3, 2019. 12:00PM. Webinar: Guiding International Food Security Assessments Using Subseasonal to Seasonal Predictions and Predictability. Andrew Hoell, NOAA OAR. Sponsored by NOAA Central Library. More information here.

Early warning of food insecurity requires skillful forecasts of environmental conditions relevant to agriculture at many time horizons and the clear communication of forecast information to the social scientists, who also consider markets, trade nutrition and health when they produce food security outlooks. The food security outlooks are ultimately used to inform the programming of limited aid resources for the times and places where they will be most needed. I will discuss how research on the predictability of regional weather and climate is used to prepare predictions used in food security assessments over Africa, western Asia and Central America.

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