To:       Editor of Climate Servicesfrom:   Abonesh Tesfaye (Phd.)              Phone: + 251 923 80 87 63              E-Mail: Abonesh.Tesfaye@Gmail.Comre: Submission of Paper Entitled ‘Climate Information Services Enhance Farmers' Resilience to Climate Change: Impacts on Agricultural Productivity.’Date: 25 May 2022dear Editor,I Am Enclosing Herewith a Manuscript Entitled ‘Climate Information Services Enhance Farmers' Resilience to Climate Change: Impacts on Agricultural Productivity.’ to Be Considered for Publication in Journal of Climate Services. With the Submission of this Manuscript, I Would Like to Confirm that the Above-Mentioned Manuscript Has Not Been Published Elsewhere or Under Editorial Review for Publication Elsewhere. The Material in the Manuscript, to the Best of Our Knowledge, Does Not Infringe Upon Other Published Material Protected by Copyright.This

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Seneshaw Tamru

KU Leuven - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance (LICOS)

James Hansen

Columbia University

Stephen Zebiak

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abonesh Tesfaye

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Bart Minten

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) - CGIAR Consortium

Teferi Demissie

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Maren Radeny

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Kindie Tesfaye

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre

Bethlehem Koru

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Dawit Solomon

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

Abstract  Ethiopia is one of the most vulnerable countries in sub-Sahara Africa to the impacts of climate change and the unpredictability of climate variability. It has been deemed a climate "hotspot"—a place where a changing climate could pose grave threats to agricultural production, food security, and human well-being. This study analyzes the potential impact of weather and climate services on agricultural productivity and farmers' resilience in Ethiopia. We used two-round 'Feed the Future' survey data that covers 3,799 farming households in five major regions in Ethiopia. We used panel data estimation methods to do the analysis. We found that access to weather and climate services increases the productivity of maize and wheat crops by 27% and 17%, respectively. This study adds to the existing body of evidence on the significant positive impact of weather and climate services and affirms the importance of weather and climate information service products to enhance farmers' resilience to climate variability and change. Further analyses are needed to estimate the value to Ethiopia's smallholder farmers, especially those who are most vulnerable to climate-related hazards, of increasing investment in improving seasonal climate forecasts, mainstreaming weather and climate services in the agricultural extension system, including through National Framework for Climate Services (NFCS), and supporting farmer decision-making with climate-informed digital advisory tools and training.

Keywords: Keywords: Weather and climate services, Agricultural productivity, Climate-related hazards to agriculture, Farmer's resilience, Climate change.

Suggested Citation

Tamru, Seneshaw and Hansen, James and Zebiak, Stephen and Tesfaye, Abonesh and Minten, Bart and Demissie, Teferi and Radeny, Maren and Tesfaye, Kindie and Koru, Bethlehem and Solomon, Dawit, To:       Editor of Climate Servicesfrom:   Abonesh Tesfaye (Phd.)              Phone: + 251 923 80 87 63              E-Mail: Abonesh.Tesfaye@Gmail.Comre: Submission of Paper Entitled ‘Climate Information Services Enhance Farmers' Resilience to Climate Change: Impacts on Agricultural Productivity.’Date: 25 May 2022dear Editor,I Am Enclosing Herewith a Manuscript Entitled ‘Climate Information Services Enhance Farmers' Resilience to Climate Change: Impacts on Agricultural Productivity.’ to Be Considered for Publication in Journal of Climate Services. With the Submission of this Manuscript, I Would Like to Confirm that the Above-Mentioned Manuscript Has Not Been Published Elsewhere or Under Editorial Review for Publication Elsewhere. The Material in the Manuscript, to the Best of Our Knowledge, Does Not Infringe Upon Other Published Material Protected by Copyright.This. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4173669 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4173669

Seneshaw Tamru

KU Leuven - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance (LICOS)

Waaistraat 6 - box 3511
Leuven, 3000
Belgium

James Hansen

Columbia University ( email )

Stephen Zebiak

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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Abonesh Tesfaye (Contact Author)

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Bart Minten

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) - CGIAR Consortium ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
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United States

Teferi Demissie

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Maren Radeny

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Kindie Tesfaye

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre ( email )

Bethlehem Koru

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Dawit Solomon

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