The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced the establishment of the first automatic marine climate station in the port of Aden.
The FAO said that it and the European Union delegation, in close cooperation with the Yemeni General Authority of Civil Aviation and Meteorology, established the automatic climate station in Aden.
According to the FAO, this station is the first of its kind, and is one of 9 modern climate stations being built across the country with European Union funding.
She pointed out that these stations are expected to improve the way meteorological data are collected life-saving.
With the increase in the frequency of climatic shocks such as floods, droughts, cyclones and heat waves that have led to catastrophic losses in Yemen, the availability of accurate meteorological data will improve weather forecasting.
In addition, it helps establish effective early warning systems, and enriches planning processes for agricultural sector responses in a country facing high rates of food insecurity.