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Open data for agriculture: Towards improved collaboration between agriculture researchers and weather data providers

Weather represents the greatest opportunity – and risk – in the agriculture sector. Climate change presents major risks for long-term food security and developing countries may suffer the greatest share of damage in the form of declining yields and greater frequency of extreme weather events.


Creating global value through high-impact crowdlending for unbanked farmers

Youth View all in Youth

How blockchain technology helps young Caribbean farmers access finance

It is widely recognised that access to finance is one of the biggest barriers to more young people becoming engaged in agriculture. Here, Varun Baker, a young Jamaican entrepreneur and winner of the CTA Pitch AgriHack 2018 contest, explains why he is convinced that blockchain technology can help to change this – and how his own start-up Farm Credibly is using the technology to improve access to finance for unbanked farmers.


Ground-breaking digital innovation sought for Pitch AgriHack 2019

Climate View all in Climate

Agrometeorological advisory services for improved climate resilience in Africa

Agriculture is the backbone of Ethiopia and Mali and provides a living for most people in both countries. But climate change is already having an impact on food security as a result of increased extreme events and unpredictable weather patterns. Agrometeorological advisory services are helping some farmers to increase production despite the challenges.


Multi-stakeholder platforms and alliances advance climate-smart agriculture in Africa

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