One of the three categories of the Durban AgriHack challenge focuses on Climate change. The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is collaborating with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) in that framework.
Indeed, climate change brings about new challenges for farmers and the way they understand the climate. But with better and easier access to climate information, the stakeholders will be able to manage climate variability and make better decisions, bringing solutions that will help farmers to reduce the risk of crop failure and have better yields.
There are various existing databases that contain useful information that can be used by stakeholders to better cope with climate, but these information need to be made more accessible and be presented in a more user-friendly way. This is where you come into the picture: We challenge you, and your team, to develop ways to turn this available data into useful and accessible information for farmers; to help them better adapt to and manage climate variability, rather than having climate instability manage them.
Examples of problems to address by your app
- How can I increase my production and income?
- How can I increase my production levels?
- How can I maintain year-round production?
- How can I become competitive with regards to international prices?
- How can I improve the nutritive quality of the food I produce and improve my food security?
- How can I use agricultural production to increase employment levels in my region?
- How can we geolocalise (map) the information, practices or challenges identified in the available documents?
The geolocalisation of information, challenges or practices identified in the resource(s) you selected, will be a plus, but is not compulsory.
Use our available climate change open data to develop your platform!
Information available are related to:
- Sustainable agricultural practices
- Current and future climate variables
- Agricultural markets and product prices
- Input providers / supplier information
- Alternative agricultural management practices
- Complementary crops
- Water resources
- Seed varieties
- Other regions with similar agricultural conditions
For more information, go to the Resources page of this site to access to available data.