Can rural climate services meet context-specific needs, and still be scalable? Experience from Rwanda

Investment in national climate services must address trade-offs between meeting context-specific farmer needs and providing cost-effective services at scale. In the context of an ongoing national-scale agricultural climate service initiative in Rwanda, we discuss approaches used to address five scaling challenges (capacity constraints of farmers, communication intermediaries, climate information providers, data gaps, and co-production with farmers) and the resulting lessons.
Conference proceedings

Published on

2019-01-01

Author(s)

  • Hansen, James
  • Kagabo, Desire M.
  • Nsengiyumva, Gloriose

Regions

Publisher

University of Cape Town

Citation

Hansen JW, Kagabo DM, Nsengiyumva G. 2018. Can rural climate services meet context-specific needs, and still be scalable? Experience from Rwanda. Pp. 44-48 in: Petrik, D., Ashburner, L. (Ed), Conference Proceedings of Adaptation Futures 2018. Adaptation Futures 2018. University of Cape Town, Cape Town.