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Open data for smallholder weather information services

Data4Ag Week 2017, 20-24 November 2017, The Hague, Netherlands

December 7, 2017

There is a range of current weather information that are available on the internet. Ready access to ‘open weather data’ means that there is a huge potential for embedding weather information into a variety of web and mobile applications that would be helpful to smallholder farmers. In November 2017, CTA brought together practitioners, policy makers and academics in The Hague to explore practical and strategic challenges in adapting open weather data for applications that smallholder farmers could exploit to drive productivity. 

Data-driven products and services for farmers organisations

Data4Ag Week 2017, 20-24 November 2017, The Hague, Netherlands

December 13, 2017

Collecting and analysing data, and presenting information that smallholders can understand and act on will be key to advancing agriculture in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. Farming associations and agri-enterprises already provide members and customers with information and advice on crops, markets and finance. The contact systems farm groups and businesses have in place could be leveraged to deliver tailored information to smallholders.

Creating impact with data

Data4Ag Week 2017, 20-24 November 2017, Netherlands & South Africa

November 16, 2017

Data and services derived from weather data have a high potential to enhance support for smallholder farmers in taking operational decisions on farm management. CTA is supporting a series of events under the Data4Ag initiative relating to blending open and closed data use for Agriculture and nutrition, from 20-24 November 2017. 

November 14, 2017

Information and communication technology (ICT) has gained significance in recent years in the agricultural and educational sectors of developing countries. ICT and Knowledge Management tools are helping Women in Business Development Inc. (WIBDI) to manage the establishment and growth of a national Organic Farm-to-Table Academy in Samoa.