Farmers need early warning information – State

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TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka
GOVERNMENT plans to strengthen early warning systems to enable farmers to mitigate climate-related hazards.
Minister of Transport and Communications Brian Mushimba said there is need to warn the population in advance to lessen the impact of climate-related shocks such as floods, extreme temperatures and prolonged dry spell.

Mr Mushimba said in a statement availed to the Daily Mail yesterday that without investing in the capacity to generate information, especially the monitoring and forecasting of climate-related hazards like early warning systems will never function as optimally as it could.

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