Without weather information, you cannot optimize crop selection or ensure it without knowing the risks.
The TAHMO weather system is the first continent-wide weather network that allows free data to non-commercial users including researchers. The innovative, solar-powered sensor system delivers accurate, localized, and timely meteorological and water resource information to farmers multiple times per day via a mobile device. The network helps enhance food security and reduce the risk to smallholder farmers that rely on rain-fed agriculture to cultivate crops.
Milestones and Achievements
In addition to reducing agricultural water consumption in targeted areas, TAHMO tested alternative business modalities and is having some success with a direct-marketing approach to schools. The system was presented at the Addis GEF meeting, where weather observation was the focus of the meeting for East Africa. Ministers saw the stations and invited TAHMO to pilot in 5 countries.