This paper from GSMA, explores new use cases for weather monitoring and forecasting via mobile, and advocates for increasing focus and investment from mobile network operators (MNOs), value added...
How can we increase a farmer’s resilience to climate risks? One of the most widely used (and most cost-effective) tools in the hands of stakeholders is mobile telephony: for instance, through...
A recent discovery has been published in Geophysical Research Letters: the temperature of a smartphone battery correlates closely to the surrounding air temperature. For this reason, smartphones can...
Irregular climatic variations are a major problem for agricultural production. However, knowledge on weather patterns can allow for the development of seasonal management strategies that account for...
Mobile phone users are being asked to turn detective and help map the strength of signal in rural areas.
In extreme cases or a time of emergency, the lack of mobile reception could make the...
This paper focuses on weather information, and how information and communications technologies can be used to improve farmer access to that information. While farmers need multiple types of...
Farmers are hugely dependent on the weather. A wet summer can ruin an entire year's harvest, so weather insurance is a big deal for farmers. If there is a bad summer for a farmer in a developed...
Access to relevant, actionable and timely information is one of the barriers that small holder farmers face in developing countries.
Chazi village, Mvomero District, Tanzania - Farmers have...
The Fostering Agricultural Competitiveness Employing Information Communication Technologies (FACET) project is managed by FHI 360 and funded by USAID/AFR/SD/EGEA, the team that oversees...
Climate-smart agriculture and green growth – can ICT help?
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Climate-smart agriculture seeks to increase productivity...