From 1972-1984, a severe drought affected Mali. In 1982, the government responded by creating a program to help farmers cope.
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The new case study by DNM and IRI shows that these farmers have larger crop yields and higher incomes compared to farmers who don't use climate information.
Broadcasts done in French as well as major local languages.
Even more farmers are reached through informal networks.
Sixteen farmers participate in the pilot project.
Initially believed to be caused by land use changes, more recent research suggests that sea surface temperatures were the main drivers.