Training Material Training Stakeholders on Major Seasonal Forecast for The South of Ghana



The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) has formed a partnership with the Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA) to deliver training programs on seasonal forecasting. These training sessions target farmers, media personnel, and agricultural extension officers in two regions of Ghana, namely Cape Coast in the Central Region and Kintampo in the Bono East region. The primary objective of these training programs is to equip stakeholders in the agricultural sector with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively plan and manage their farming activities based on weather conditions for the upcoming season. It is widely recognized that weather patterns play a crucial role in determining crop yield, making it essential for farmers to be well-informed about the weather forecast for the upcoming season. By providing training on seasonal forecasting, GMet and AICCRA aim to empower farmers and other stakeholders to make informed decisions about their agricultural practices. Armed with reliable weather information, farmers can adjust their planting schedules, irrigation plans, and pest control strategies to align with expected weather patterns. This proactive approach enables farmers to optimize their resources, minimize risks, and enhance overall farm productivity.