Publications Utilizing aWhere's Data

Weather data plays a key role in understanding the impacts of climate change across many sectors of research. Our partners’ publications come from a variety of organizations and research areas. Take a look below to see how our data can be a part of your solution.  

HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN IMPROVE AGRICULTURAL RESILIENCE

The potential of remote sensing and artificial intelligence as tools to improve the resistance of agriculture production systems. 

Adjusting to the increased pressures on agricultural systems from climate change and population growth through technological adaptations. 

August 2021

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UNDERSTANDING WEATHER EFFECTS ON IRRIGATION PRACTICES
Use of Predictive Weather Uncertainties in an Irrigation Scheduling Tool Part I: A Review 
of Metrics and Adjoint Methods
and Part II: An Application of Metrics and Adjoints

Utilizing precipitation forecast data, verification metrics, and adjoint sensitivities to improve the quality of irrigation scheduling tools. 

April 2020

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HEAT RISK AND PIG PRODUCTIVITY

A methodology for mapping current and future heat stress risk in pigs

Investigating how heat stress is affecting pigs across Uganda, and how the impacts of climate change may alter future pig productivity. 

April 2020

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DEVELOPING BUSINESS MODELS THAT TARGET MULTIPLE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Inclusive and adaptive business models for climate-smart value creation

Developing productivity, resilience, and efficient climate mitigation through “Climate-Smart Values” (CSV’s).

February 2020

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USING AWHERE'S DATA TO UNDERSTAND GRAIN MOISTURE, INSECT AFFECTS AND OTHER FACTORS ON GRAIN PRODUCTION

Physical quality of maize grain harvested and stored by smallholder farmers in the Northern Highlands of Tanzania: Effects of harvesting and pre-storage handling practices in two marginally contrasting agro-locations

Investigating the effects of farmers’ practices on pre-stored and stored maize in Tanzania.

December 2019

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SUPPORT FOR SMALLHOLDER FARMERS

Transforming Indian Agriculture through Digital Platforms: Status, Support Systems& Strategies

Creating more systems of support across India’s majority small and marginal farming population. 

November 2019

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LOOKING INTO THE APPLICATIONS OF AWHERE'S WEATHER TOOLS

Presentation in understanding big data in the agriculture sector.

August 2019

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ESTIMATING DRIVERS FOR SUGAR CANE PRODUCTION

Revenue implications associated with climate change for sugar producers in Eswatini 

Estimating the drivers of sugar-cane production in Eswatini through climate-specific data

September 2019

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UTILIZING SEED TECHNOLOGIES TO UNDERSTAND PRODUCTIVITY

Potato Yield and Yield Components as Affected by Positive Selection During Several Generations of Seed Multiplication in Southwestern Uganda

Investigating seed technologies for potatoes in Uganda to understand productivity.

September 2019

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GETTING CLIMATE INFORMATION TO FARMERS

Scaling up climate information services through public-private partnership business models

Understanding how farmers gain access to weather data, and how having this data can benefit farmers in Ghana.

April 2019

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WEATHER, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND FOOD SECURITY

Early Warning Systems for Improving Food Security in East and Southern Africa

Understanding how changing weather patterns associated with climate change are affecting food security across Africa. 

April 2019

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ADJUSTING TO CLIMATE VULNERABILITIES ​

Building resilience to climate shocks in Ethiopia 

Working to improve development indicators in Ethiopia in the fight against climate change. 

2019

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INVESTIGATING HEAT STRESS WITH aWHERE'S DATA

Evaluating the impact of heat stress as measured by temperature- humidity index (THI) on test-day milk yield of dairy cattle in Tanzania

Measure milk losses in milk production due to the impact of heat stress in dairy cows in Tanzania 

December 2018

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UNDERSTANDING LOCATIONS OF HIGH POULTRY BUISNESS

Mapping of Poultry Hotspots in Tanzania

Identifying poultry business hotspots in Tanzania to find market opportunities and production potentials. 

December 2018

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IMPORTANCE OF WEATHER STATION PLACEMENT

Optimizing Placement of Weather Stations: Defining and Testing a Meaningful Objective for Multi-Variable Weather Monitoring Networks.

Understanding the effects of weather station placement on the type of information that can be gathered. 

August 2018

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USING AWHERE'S WEATHER DATA TO PLANT MORE EFFICIENTLY

Farmers benefit from drought insurance in Uganda

Weather information allows farmers in Uganda to better plan their planting season around droughts.

August 2018

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EXPLORING AWHERE'S WEATHER ADVISORY

Cost efficient integration of weather data into agronomic advice

Integrating weather services with agro-observatories for farmers in Africa. 

May 2018

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PRIVATE SECTOR ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Private-sector action in adaptation: Perspectives on the role of micro, small and medium-size enterprises

Evaluating the prospects of the private sector to build agricultural resilience 

April 2018

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UNDERSTANDING SUCCESS OF MAIZE VARIETIES WITH DROUGHT RESISTANCE

Performance of elite drought tolerant maize varieties

Evaluating the success of various maize crops in drought conditions for smallholder farmers across Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. 

2018

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USING AWHERE'S DATA FOR MEASUREMENTS OF SMALLHOLDER FARMER SYSTEMS FOR YIELD ACCURACY

Mapping Smallholder Yield Heterogeneity at Multiple Scales in Eastern Africa

Integration of weather data to understand output and yield information of smallholder farmers in East Africa. 

September 2017

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USING WEATHER DATA TO HAVE HIGHER AGRICULTURAL YIELD

Impact of weather risk on cotton production in Pakistan

Investigating weather as a risk for cotton farmers in Pakistan. 

July 2017

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GETTING FARMERS ACCESS TO DATA RESOURCES

ICT in Agriculture (Updated Edition): Connecting Smallholders to Knowledge, Networks, and Institutions

Connecting farmers with information to cope and even thrive with a changing climate/conditions. 

June 2017

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UNDERSTANDING AGRICULTURE AS A PART OF BIG DATA

Big data analytics framework to identify crop disease and recommendation a solution 

Understanding new tools used to store mass amounts of agricultural data. 

August 2016

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FOOD PRODUCTION CONTRIBUTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Factors affecting methane emissions from rice production in the Lower Mississippi river valley, USA

Evaluating methane production from rice cultivation.

June 2016

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ECONOMICS AND WEATHER PATTERNS OF 10 MAJOR CROPS

Effects of Changing Weather Patterns on the Trade of Major Food Crops

Looking into the expected economic changes associated with changes to temperature and precipitation to ten major food crops. 

2016

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THE VALUE OF CELLPHONES AND WEATHER DATA FOR SMALLHOLDER FARMERS

Mobile applications for weather and climate information: their use and potential for smallholder farmers

The role cell phones play in assisting farmers in gaining access to weather data for their region. 

January 2015

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ADJUSTING AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Cowpea, groundnut intensifying in Mali

Trends for two main grain crops in Mali, and changing seed systems to meet the needs of new varieties. 

September 2013

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