Ignitia is a SMS service that provides local weather updates based on GPS location to small scale farmers.

Product description Brand name and product description

Ignitia provides local weather updates, via SMS, based on GPS location to small scale farmers.

Ignitia sends daily, monthly and seasonal rain forecasts to help farmers avoid the adverse impacts of a changing climate.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

West Africa, East Africa, India, South East Asia, South America, Central America

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Ignitia, partnership with MTN Ghana

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Farmers make daily payments by using their current phone credit, a few cents per day, less than 2% of their annual input costs

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Small holder farmers in tropical areas

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