e-Weather/e-Climate Information Services for Sustainable Development in Africa

e-Weather/e-Climate Information Services for Sustainable Development in Africa

Increasing agricultural productivity, profitability and resilience to climate change while ensuring food security all requires access to reliable, customized, and consistent information including weather forecasts, early warning of extreme weather events and agronomic advisory services. This InfoPoint will show-case two EU Horizon 2020 funded projects and the work of Kenya's Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KARLO) in harnessing advanced remote sensing technologies (e.g. EU Copernicus satellite weather/climate data) and in-situ sensing technologies, both combined with mobile technologies to support climate-smart agriculture effectively and ensure food security in a changing climate.

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Speakers

Introduction:

 

Meropi PANELI

Senior Policy Officer, DEVCO C6, Sustainable Energy & Climate Change, European Commission

 

Presentation:

 

Frank OHENE ANNOR

Field Leader – TWIGA Project, Trans African Hydro Meteorological Observatory (TAHMO)

 

Stelios KOTSOPOULOS

Task-leader AfriCultuReS Project, DRAXIS ENVIRONMENTAL S.A.

 

 

Boniface AKUKU

Director Information & Communication Technology,  Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization

 

Closing remarks:

 

Natasa ASIK

Project Adviser, EASME Unit B2 Horizon 2020 Environment and Resources, European Commission