WFP unveils software to tackle African drought

Published on 28 October 2010

The World Food Programme (WFP) has developed an innovative software application that keeps real-time tabs on rainfall and its impact on local farmers that could help the agency anticipate droughts in Africa before they are felt. The UN agency said the Africa RiskView, the first platform of its kind, could also gauge the effects of climate change over the long-term.

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