What are these resources useful for?
These resources are designed to support the implementation of PICSA by field staff, PICSA trainers, and meteorologists. They include materials outlining the overall PICSA approach and how to prepare for PICSA, as well as specific training materials on the PICSA steps, climate information and implementation.
PICSA Field Manual
The PICSA Manual is a detailed and comprehensive step-by-step guide for using PICSA with farmers. It is primarily for use by agricultural extension staff and staff from non-governmental organisations who work directly with farmers. The manual is available in four different languages: English, Bengali, French, and Spanish, which can all be accessed here.
Resources for PICSA trainers, field staff and meteorologists
These materials are organised according to who they are most useful for. However, anyone that is interested in implementing PICSA is encouraged to familiarise themselves with all aspects of the approach.
PICSA Extension Toolkit mobile app
The PICSA Extension Toolkit is designed for use by extension field staff to complement PICSA training. It has been trialed and used successfully in Malawi and Ghana. The online version is available to sample at this link:
Other sources of information on PICSA
Information about PICSA is also listed on the following web platforms: