Climate Change Decision Support Stimulation Tools

BITRI Climate Scientists are working in collaboration with Botswana College of Agriculture on the project developing decision support simulation tools based on scientifically validated indigenous/traditional and conventional knowledge for increasing agricultural production and food security in Africa in the context of a changing climate. The project is funded by the African Union Research Grant Programme through the 10th European Development Fund. The other partners include the University of Mauritius, Durban University of Technology, South Africa and Kenyatta University. The scientists are working on developing easily understood, evidence-based decision support tools (DSTs) which combine indigenous and traditional knowledge (ITK) and formal knowledge on sustainable agricultural technologies, for use by low income farmers and user friendly computer DSTs for medium to high income farms and policy makers.