Temperature and wind speed measurements contribute to better weather forecasting. Seasonal weather forecasts of up to one year in advance are urgently needed to allow farmers to reduce significantly the risks associated with the more extreme weather that may result from climate change.

The Niger: a strong wind damages millet cultivation
FAO photo by P. Cenini

More photos in this series:
  • Panama: using a boat to get around Nargana Island
  • Haiti: a village street flooded by torrential rains
More resources:


 FAO Home page 

 Search our site 

Comments?: Webmaster@fao.org

©FAO,1997