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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

October 09, 2020


TWIGA - HydroNET INTEGRATION


Embracing current and emergent technologies has never been enough in resolving local challenges within our communities. Most often than not, the traditional...


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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

September 17, 2020


Water vapor maps from the integration of GNSS measurements, SAR satellite images and NWP models


Copernicus Sentinel-1 SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) acquisitions allow for the..


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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

September 04, 2020


FAO AQUACROP IN TWIGA


Crop simulation models are widely used by scientists, policy-makers and practitioners to understand the response of crop yield to variables.....


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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers
TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers
TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

August 02, 2020


ENVIRONMENTAL ACCOUNTING, ON THE DASHBOARD OR IN THE TRUNK?


Fortunately, the attention for environmental accounting and ecosystem accounting is growing. We need more systems for inclusive



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August 28, 2020


VEGETATION MONITORING (VegMon)


TWIGA acknowledges the important role of vegetation in the hydrological cycle. The vegetation monitoring is being done to monitor growth in the rainy and the dry ......


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July 24, 2020


THE POWER of the TWIGA PARTNERSHIP


Within the TWIGA project a broad variety of partners from Europa and Africa are involved. The TWIGA team has applied the award...

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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers
TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers
TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

June 26, 2020


FIELD WORK ALTERNATIVES DURING COVID-19


Towards the end of 2019, a good number of students at TU Delft were eager to travel to Africa for TWIGA field work in what we call ...


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July 17, 2020


TOWARDS NEAR REAL TIME ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR MONITORING IN AFRICA


Water vapour content of the atmosphere lowest layer (up to about 15 km from the ground), which...

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May 22, 2020


GNSS DEPLOYMENT IN UGANDA


Objective 4 of the TWIGA project aims to Improve predictability and assessment of African rainfall by mapping perceptible water vapour and tracking convective storm systems.


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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers
TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

May 8, 2020


HOW TWIGA DATA IMPACTS FARMERS IN KENYA & GHANA


Within TWIGA we work closely with local communities and farmers for which we aim to provide data and model output (information) that can assist them for farming or marketing.


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May 15, 2020


HOW WATER VAPOUR OBSERVATIONS ENTER IN THE HEAVY RAIN PHENOMMENA PREDICTION MACHINERY


Weather predictaions are challenging under many aspects. Nowadays, we have numerical weather prediction models (NWP), which are complex softwares ...


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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

April 30, 2020

COMBINING SENTINEL-1 and -2 WIT IN-SITU DATA TO PROVIDE TIME SERIES OF SOIL MOISTURE MAPS AT REGIONALSCALE IN GHANA


Sub-Saharian African agriculture is perceived as a high-risk activity as is mainly rainfall-
dependent and climate variability is increasing.


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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

April 24, 2020

HOW COVID-19 IS AFFECTING TAHMO's WORK IN KENYA


With the global COVID-19 pandemic, activities have been highly slowed down. However, Victor in Kenya is trying to keep things moving. Being a field engineer...



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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

March 27, 2020


CO-DESIGN IN TIMES OF CORONA


One of the few positive points of the Corona-crisis is that it provides an opportunity for reflection. For me this included looking at the design considerations applied ages ago and the ones....

 

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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

March 20, 2020


FIRST TWIGA GPS NETWORK DEPLOYED IN UGANDA


TWIGA successfully established the first low-cost GNSS network in Africa, that will be used to continuously measure the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere....


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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

March 13, 2020

TWIGA BRINGS GEO-INFORMATION ON WEATHER, WATER AND CLIMATE TOGETHER IN ONE PLATFORM


Climate change results in more extreme weather events with a great influence on water management in our urban and rural environments


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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

Feburary 21, 2020


SMARTPHONES INDESPENSIBLE TOOLS FOR FLOOD ABATEMENT.


Flood events in Kumasi, the second biggest and fastest growing city in Ghana, are becoming more frequent

 

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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

January 10, 2020


WATER VAPOR MAPS FROM SPACEBORNE RADAR: FIRST AFRICAN EXPERIMENTS.


The prediction of rainfall is a critical issue in several African countries.

 

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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

November 10, 2019


IMPROVING WEATHER INDEX INSURANCE FOR SMALL-HOLDER FARMERS IN GHANA


Agriculture in the Sub-Saharan African countries (including Ghana) is mainly rain-fed

 

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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

November 8, 2019


EFFECTIVE TRANSNATIONAL CATHMENT MANAGEMENT


However, in order to establish agreements and to monitor the compliance to the agreements..


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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
TWIGA and Starlab actionable requirements
TWIGA farmers pineapples advice through aerial drones

April 13, 2019


Actionable requiremens from users 

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




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May 5, 2019


Tuning weather prediction models 

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




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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
TWIGA, a look behind the scene
Mobile app services for farmers in Ghana through the TWIGA program

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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March 9, 2019


Improper waste management caused floods

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



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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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