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  • RainWise, Inc., Spotlights Importance of Agricultural Weather Data

    RainWise, Inc., www.rainwise.com, believes monitoring weather data can assist farmers in making smarter decisions on the farm, especially with planting, harvesting, insect and disease control, irrigation, fertilization rates and crop selection. ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Weather Underground and RainWise partner at Brazilian sustainable agriculture summitt

    RainWise is a leading global manufacturer of reference-grade, innovative meteorological measurement and monitoring solutions for professional, industrial, consumer and custom applications. In business for over 41 years, RainWise is an industry pioneer with patents for the original tipping bucket rain gauge, the first digital weather station and the first wireless weather station. Director of ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • RainWise a Chosen Vendor For The Sustainable Intensification Agriculture Event In Brazil

    RainWise is honored to be one of only a few selected vendors invited to the Sustainable Intensification event in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on October 25-26th which is hosted by ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • World’s most innovative agricultural ideas step into the spotlight in Abu Dhabi

    A host of innovative ideas and products for sustainable agriculture, which have the potential to act as game-changing catalysts in the plight to feed 9.7 billion people forecasted by 2050, will be presented in Abu Dhabi next week. The free to attend Open Innovations Theatre, a popular feature on the show floor of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), will highlight products such ...


    By Turret Media FZ LLC

  • Lack of data on droughts hampers risk reduction efforts

    Droughts pose a "hidden risk" as they are poorly understood and lack reliable data that could inform mitigation strategies, says a report on global disaster risk. Lack of systematic monitoring means that the risk of impeding drought is largely invisible despite having significant effects on agricultural production, rural livelihoods and economies, says 'Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Climate data `has helped African farmers boost production`

    Farming communities in Africa are benefitting from an exchange programme to improve access to, and understanding of, climate science, according to a report presented at a seminar. The seminar, held in in Dakar, Senegal, last month (20–21 November), discussed the results of the programme — ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • How climate data is bringing benefits to Senegal`s farmers

    Smallholder farmers have years of experience in assessing how climatic conditions, particularly rainfall, affect their crops. But as the climate changes, that knowledge — often gathered over a lifetime — may no longer be valid. As a result, vulnerable farmers need help to adapt or fine-tune their ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • EUMETSAT participates in climate workshop in Cape Verde

    EUMETSAT is participating in the International Workshop on Climate and Natural Resources in Portuguese-Speaking Countries being held on the island of Sal, Cape Verde, on 3-7 March 2008. The workshop is organised by the National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics (INMG) of Cape Verde, in cooperation with the Portuguese Meteorological Institute (IM), and is specifically dedicated to ...

  • Farmers blend traditional and science-based forecasts

    Kenyan farmers are adapting their farming practices to work with the weather under a scheme that blends traditional forecasting methods with science-based predictions. Completing its first year, the Sustainable Agricultural Livelihoods Innovation Project (ALIP) based in eastern Kenya has helped farmers ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Namibia`s satellite centre to warn of disaster threats

    A new satellite data centre in Namibia will help farmers prepare for droughts, floods, bushfires and pests. The Earth Observation and Satellite Applications Research and Training Centre (EOSA-RTC), was launched this month (6 July) in collaboration with the African Monitoring of the Environment for ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • RainWise, Inc. Attends Exclusive Sustainable Intensification Event in Brazil

    RainWise, Inc. recently attended Sustainable Intensification 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This closed event was organized by Challenge Advisory of London, UK., and focused on planning the steps to meet Brazil’s ambitious goals for sustainable agriculture development by 2020. RainWise, in partnership with Weather Underground and alongside leading representatives from across agricultural ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Pakistan needs a new crop forecasting system

    Pakistan's outdated crop yield forecasting system needs a revamp, says Ibrar ul Hassan Akhtar. Like most developing countries, Pakistan is staring at the spectre of food insecurity, with its food production out of sync with population growth. The food availability scenario is further ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Spectrum Hires New International Business Director

    Plainfield, IL – Spectrum Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of weather stations and data loggers, is proud to introduce the newest member of the ...


    By Spectrum Technologies, Inc

  • Indonesian forest fires could endanger region, warns scientist

    An Indonesian scientist has warned of a growing danger of forest fires in the western Indonesian island of Sumatra engulfing neighbouring countries in resulting haze, as occurred in 2006. Eris Risandi, a climate scientist at Indonesia's Agency ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • African farmers need more relevant climate predictions

    Seasonal climate predictions have been limited in their ability to meet the needs of rural farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a study. Uncertain rainfall and climate affect 70 per cent of Sub-Saharan Africa's population, hampering efforts to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Variable crop sowing dates `produce higher yields`

    Cropping systems with variable sowing dates adapted to changing climatic conditions — as opposed to those with fixed sowing dates — will result in increased mean future crop yields, a modelling study has found. Multiple cropping systems, including growing two or more crops at the same time on the same plot ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Pakistan revamps climate study centre

    With extra funding and empowering legislation Pakistan's autonomous Global Climate Change Impact Centre (GCCIC) is set to take on a regional and international role in climate research. Legislation passed this month ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • USAID and NASA Award Tetra Tech Geospatial Technology Contract in West Africa

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today the award of a $13-million, single-award contract from the U.S. ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • New model offers better forecast of Asian monsoon and storm season

    Researchers have developed a more accurate model for predicting the amount of summer rainfall and number of tropical storms in East and South-East Asia. The study, published last month (22 January) in Proceedings of the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Night warming threatens rice output in Asia

    Hotter nights arising from climate change will put a brake on the rise in rice production in Asia over the coming decades, with the effect worsening as the century progresses, scientists said yesterday (9 August). The first study to use 'real-world' data from farmer-managed rice farms has shown that, while hotter days may boost productivity, hotter nights more than compensate by reducing it. ...


    By SciDev.Net

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