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The suitability of existing open data weather data for agro-meteo advisory

Open data in the weather domain could address the information needs of agro-meteo farm advisory systems. However, is open data ‘fit-for-purpose’; does it match the needs of being reliable, relevant, timely and accessible? Some answers come from…

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Bundled green services drive farmer adoption of climate-smart agriculture

Experience with climate-smart agriculture (CSA) initiatives increasingly shows that delivering green services in isolation is an ineffective approach that produces disappointing outcomes. The provision of ‘bundled’ of products which are suited to…

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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 a…

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Overcoming challenges to deliver agricultural weather-index insurance

This brief identifies and addresses key issues facing weather-index-based agricultural insurance. Drawing on diverse experiences from Africa and Central America, it zooms in on key challenges such as affordability, quality of weather data and models,…

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Feb 4

Sustainable Management of Integrated Open Weather Data and Agricultural Research Data to Create Impact for Smallholder Farmers

In Kenya, different data producers, intermediaries and data consumers require capacity building and skills to be able to manage and use open data in agriculture and nutrition effectively. On the other hand, a number of ICT experts, agricultural researchers, practitioners and policy-makers have turned their focus on the need obtain added value from data products and services for smallholde…

Jan 24

Effective use open data and weather data to enhance agricultural productivity and improve communities' nutrition

Global Food Security Index (2017) ranked Rwanda the 88th out of 113 assessed countries worldwide. Also recent Health Demographic Survey (2015) has shown that prevalence of stunting among children under five was above 38%. Open data can be used in decision-making in tackling these problems.


Dec 18

Open and FAIR Data for Agriculture

YITEDEV-Uganda is organising the Open and FAIR Data in Agriculture and Nutrition workshop with the main goal of unlocking the potential of weather, land and nutrition data to better the food value chain in Uganda.

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Uganda

Nov 22

Creating impact for smallholders with weather data

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, GODAN Action, CTA and Wageningen University & Research are collaborating to organise a workshop on creating value added services for agriculture with weather data. The workshop is hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

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Anna van Buerenplein 29, 2595 Den Haag, Netherlands

Nov 21

Using weather data to support smallholder agriculture in Africa

CTA is hosting this one-day workshop as part of its Data4Ag week activities to bring the collective knowledge of actors across the weather data value chain to help document the challenges and opportunities for open weather data for agriculture and nutrition.

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2e verdieping, Anna van Buerenplein 29, 2595 Den Haag, Netherlands

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