Translating Weather Data Into Economic Resilience to Climate Change

Translating Weather Data Into Economic Resilience to Climate Change

Increased weather severity and variability associated with climate change is impacting our lives; but none more so than for farmers as agriculture is a weather-driven sector. aWhere provides the tools and insights to adapt to weather variability by providing a synchronized signal to governments, academia and industry to deliver appropriate and timely interventions to empower farmers adapt to climate change. While aWhere’s impact to date has been greatest in the agri-food sector, adjacent sectors also benefit from weather data such as natural resource management (NRM – forests, water reserves), finance (weather indexed insurance), energy (wind, solar optimization), health (vector borne diseases), aviation (airport closures, travel services), commodity markets and consumer goods (inventory management based on weather), among other sectors.

The figure below highlights the contribution weather data can make across the entire agriculture value chain. Converting weather data into actionable insights for different stakeholders can deliver Economic Resilience to Climate Change (ERCC). Coupling observed and forecast weather data with models and other data assets enables us to work with partners in driving data-driven decisions along the entire value chain.

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