Hackers Leverage Weather and Climate Data to Create Mobile Applications to Improve Farming Productivity and Save Lives

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Those participating in the Climate Action Hackathon presented their products to delegates from 10 African National Meteorological and Hydrological Services on the closing day of a larger UNDP-supported multi-national workshop on increasing resiliency with tailored weather information services.

By leveraging mobile communications, text messages and other new-generation technologies, African nations have a great opportunity to share improved weather reports with the communities that need it the most.

The app most voted by the African Country representatives used simple design and processes to provide farmers with a call-in mobile app that provided real-time weather information voice messages in local languages. Other applications included visualization and risk management systems. The hackathon will continue to produce solutions until June 1st.

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