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CTCN Call for Proposals: Piloting A Sustainable System To Collect And Distribute Agro-meteorological Information In Benin (extended deadline)


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United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is looking for member of the CTCN Network that can provide technical services in order to strengthen early warning in Benin for extreme events (drought, floods, etc.), and to increase national capacities to collect, disseminate and use agro-meteorological information.

While many efforts have been made, there is currently no multiple-risk early warning systems or capacity to produce and disseminate meteorological or climatic information in Benin. Data collection agents are not trained, the data collected are not communicated on time and there is no processing or analysis of data or feedback on the data communicated. Therefore, the government of Benin requested technical assistance to the CTCN.

The assistance will cover the installation and piloting of software (GeoWRSI – Water Requirements Satisfaction Index) which enables national actors to analyze agro-meteorological information and calculate an index, improving forecasts and water balance analysis in relation to the producers' farming calendar and crop monitoring. The system will be tested at the national and local level with agricultural extension workers for a pilot area (Parakou and surrounding areas), so that the full information chain can be applied. In addition, there is the potential for long-term projects or programmes based on the software and on in-depth analysis of the institutional context and the mechanisms for disseminating data and publicizing information. Progress made in the pilot region would enable large-scale expansion of the approach used for this CTCN assistance to other regions of Benin.

Complete Offer must be submitted via the UNIDO e-Procurement portal by 28 October 2016, 17:00 Vienna, Austrian time


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