Updated Aug 11, 2020

Climate services for resilient cropping systems

Part of CIMMYT

https://ccafs.cgiar.org/climate-services-resilient-development-south-asia

Timothy j. Krupnik

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By combining numerical weather model outputs from the Bangladesh Meteorological Department with disease growth and infection models and algorithms providing location-specific crop management advice, farmers can benefit from climate information.

Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Focus Areas:

Agriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Seeds & Stock and 2 MoreSEE ALL

Agriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Seeds & Stock, Soil Management and Agriculture Water ManagementSEE LESS

Implemented In:

India, Nepal and Bangladesh

India, Nepal and BangladeshSEE LESS

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Countries Implemented In
Verified Funding
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Problem

Farmers in South Asia and in Bangladesh and Nepal in particular lack access to timely, location-specific, actionable and simple to understand climate information that, when used properly, can increase their productivity and resilience.

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Solution

These innovations combine numerical weather model forecasting outputs with algorithms and automated messaging to push information on disease and climatic risks to extension agents across Bangladesh five days in advance of their occurrence. This permits farmers to take climate-smart and preventative action to mitigate climatic risks to their farms.

Target Beneficiaries

Extension agents and smallholder farmers

Competitive Advantage

There are currently no other comparable and national scale predictive systems for wheat blast disease or sub-district level forecasts for the whole of Bangladesh. These innovations are therefore truly unique, and cutting edge.

Milestone

Date Unknown
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$75,000
TITLECSISA and the Climate Services for Resilient Development (CSRD) projects.
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Agriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Seeds & Stock and 2 more SEE ALL
Agriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Seeds & Stock, Soil Management and Agriculture Water Management SEE LESS
Implemented InBangladesh, Nepal and India
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Bangladesh
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Nepal
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
India