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House of Lords written question – answered on 24th March 2014.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 5 March (WA 319), whether they have provided funding in Kenya for meetings between tribal rainmakers and meteorologists; and, if so, how much was spent and what were the outcomes of those meetings.

Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Lords Spokesperson (Women & Equalities), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

Before 2010 DFID funded a project to help Kenyan farmers access modern scientific weather forecasts. As part of this project workshops were held between scientists and members of local communities. Total funding for workshops was £24,000. This project ended September 2010.

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