Climate science and famine early warning.

@article{Verdin2005ClimateSA,
  title={Climate science and famine early warning.},
  author={James P. Verdin and Chris Funk and Gabriel B. Senay and Richard Choularton},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={360 1463},
  pages={2155-68}
}
Food security assessment in sub-Saharan Africa requires simultaneous consideration of multiple socio-economic and environmental variables. Early identification of populations at risk enables timely and appropriate action. Since large and widely dispersed populations depend on rainfed agriculture and pastoralism, climate monitoring and forecasting are important inputs to food security analysis. Satellite rainfall estimates (RFE) fill in gaps in station observations, and serve as input to drought… CONTINUE READING
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