Climate services are key to increase climate resilience of vulnerable populations. MeteoSwiss and SENAMHI initiated the
Climandes project under the umbrella of the WMO-led Global Framework for Climate Services. Climandes provides high quality climate services and establishes a user-dialog to meet the specific needs of Andean smallholder farmers. Ultimately, this initiative offers a pilot example on how such services can benefit climate-sensitive sectors and, hence, society at large.