SWALIM Expands Climate Monitoring Network
SWALIM has partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) to monitor the climate inside Somalia. Together with the Ministry, SWALIM will install an additional four automatic weather stations and two manual rain gauges in the southern parts of the country where SWALIM’s monitoring network is sparse. The new AWS will be installed in Baidoa, Mogadishu, Jowhar and another location still to be determined. The data collected from the observation network will support flood and drought monitoring as well as other development activities which rely on climate information.