SWFF Publishes Ignitia Impact Evaluation

Weather prediction could potentially be very important for farmers in tropical countries such as Ghana, where only two-tenths percent of farmland is irrigated. Ignitia Ghana AB, a SWFF innovator, uses a location-specific, short-message-service (SMS) system called Iska to inform farmers about weather patterns that are accurate for a two-and-a-half-kilometer radius.

To assess Ignitia’s impact and success, SWFF contracted a researcher to travel to the region to interview 54 farmers from a representative sample of Ignitia’s paying and non-paying customer base for feedback about the product and how it is being used for more accurate weather prediction.

Access the Ignitia Impact Evaluation.