Blogs

BLOGS

 

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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

October 14, 2019


WEATHER FORECASTING FOR AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA, THE BUSINESS CASE?


Weather information is a priority for farmers, whether they use irrigation or not.


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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

September 19, 2019


Farmers see where the satellite is blind


Satellite data for West Africa is still struggling with local climate and farming practices.



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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

August 13, 2019


User requirements for sustainable South African Water Management

Information needs and requirements for water managers in South Africa.



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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

June 06, 2019


Transforming Agricultural Insurance in Africa

A forum on reducing farmers risk to climate vulnerability.



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TWIGA Narok county blog 2  global model weather

May 26, 2019


Ghana Agricultural Sector: Challenges and Opportunities

Productivity has been low compared to other sectors in Ghana... why is that?



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TWIGA Narok county blog 2  global model weather

May 18, 2019


Narok County as global role model pt1

Improved real time weather observations and climate information dissemination and use




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TWIGA Narok county blog 2  global model weather

May 18, 2019


Narok County as global role model pt1

Improved real time weather observations and climate information dissemination and use




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TWIGA Polimi di Milano

May 5, 2019


Tuning weather prediction models 

Assimilating GNSS time series and SAR maps into Numerical weather prediction models




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TWIGA and Starlab actionable requirements

April 13, 2019


Actionable requiremens from users 

the market needs to pull TWIGA developments by providing actionable requirements.




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TWIGA farmers pineapples advice through aerial drones

March 30, 2019


Added value from flying sensors 

Irrigation advice to pineapple farmers in Kumasi, Ghana




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TWIGA farmer Mobile platform Hydronet

March 24, 2019


From large to small or small to large 

Lessons from the use of mobile apps and geodata apps for smallholder farmers




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TWIGA HydroNET platform for climate data

March 16, 2019


HydroNET: the gateway to climate data

Developing a platform for weather, water and climate data in Africa. Now including TAHMO data. 



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GPS/GNSS stations installed to measure water vapor by TWIGA

March 9, 2019


Low-cost GPS for rain forecasts

Measuring water vapor through a distribution of GPS station. 




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Weather insurances for farmers in Africa

March 9, 2019


Improper waste management caused floods

Expanding population, global waste generation and growing use of plastics. 



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TWIGA, a look behind the scene

March 9, 2019


"If you cannot stand the heat, get out of the kitchen"

A look behind TWIGA. Collaborating with partners, decision-making & African hospitality 


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Mobile app services for farmers in Ghana through the TWIGA program

February 28, 2019


Mobile service to smallholders in Ghana

With a limited amount of extension services that farmers can use, Farmerline developed a tool to reach out to them.


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Weather insurances for farmers in Africa

February 25, 2019


Flying Sensors, a revolution in farming

Can you imagine the speed with which decision-making can be simplified by farmers with technological support?


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Weather insurances for farmers in Africa

February 07, 2019


Data for weather insurances

Big data analytics project to transform agricultural insurance in Africa using climate data



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TWIGA improves weather forecast

February 4, 2019

 

The Makerere component

Combining citizens observations and UAV's to determine plants stress and environmental factors for the crop yield.

 

 

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TWIGA improves weather forecast

January 14, 2019

 

Improving rain forecasts

How TWIGA will improve heavy rain forecast in Africa

 

 

 

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A look back to the TWIGA days

January 7, 2019

 

A look back to the TWIGA Days

Translating high-tech scientific findings into tangible information services.

 

 

 

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TWIGA and drones

December 24, 2018

 

Drone training at KNUST in Kumasi

a recipe for a good drone training and validating the collected data.



 

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December 24, 2018

 

Of Science and Sensors: TWIGA at AGU

TWIGA members attended the AGU 2018 meeting. The MacGyver sessions and the challenges of implementing affordable environmental technologies. 

 

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December 18, 2018

 

Kumasi Hackathon

From "nice idea" to "actionable information". Development of innovative environmental sensors.


 

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