Advance knowledge of climate information is important in helping farmers make decisions on resource allocation and type agricultural enterprises in a season. Climate information coupled with agro-advisory services offers greater potential to enhance capacity of farmers to adapt to climate variability and climate change. Because of significant gaps in provision of climate services for farmers in East Africa—downscaled location-specific forecasts, reliable, timely, and user-friendly climate information that effectively addresses farmer’s needs. Farmers rely on indigenous knowledge (IK) for their seasonal forecasts, where locally observed variables and experiences are used to assess and predict the local weather conditions e.g. onset of rains. IK for climate forecasting is often passed from one generation to the other through oral history and local expertise and not widely documented, thus creating a wide inter-generational gap between IK custodians and the young generation.