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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Tiziana De Filippis conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper, webApplication Project manager.

Leandro Rocchi conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, performed the computation work, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Patrizio Vignaroli conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper, project coordinator & model flow chart.

Maurizio Bacci performed the experiments, analyzed the data, performed the computation work, reviewed drafts of the paper, model debugging.

Vieri Tarchiani analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, mission in target countries.

Elena Rapisardi performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper, user Consultation Process.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The input satellite data can be downloaded by the provider cited in the manuscript.

Funding

This work was supported by GFDRR - The Challenge Fund “Building Resilience to Drought in the Sahel by Early Risk Identification and Advices” Project. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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