Leveraging open weather data for Agriculture and nutrition

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 17:50

By 2050 global food production will need to double to combat hunger, malnutrition, and to meet the needs of a growing population.
Data has the potential to contribute to solving agriculture and nutrition challenges. It is within this context that the RCMRD, CTA, GODAN Action project and partners that the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) and her partners hosted a side event titled “Leveraging Weather Data for Agriculture and Nutrition Challenges in Africa” on 12 September 2017 during the 2017 AMCOMET-Africa Hydromet Forum. (Blurb)The inaugural AMCOMET Africa Hydromet Forum brought together representatives from governments, public and private sectors, regional entities, development agencies and civil society to provide strategic insight to improve hydrological, meteorological and early-warning services to achieve climate and disaster resilience as part of a larger sustainable development strategy. Co-hosted by the African Union Commission and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Forum will build consensus and momentum to modernize weather, water, and climate information services.