Updated on June 11, 2024

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Created on October 8, 2018

Ignitia

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

Developed By
  1. Ignitia
Tested By
  • Malian government
Content Partners
Unknown

Author

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 SDGs

SDG 2: Zero Hunger

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Ignitia, partnership with MTN Ghana

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include 6th Grain and aWhere.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Ignitia uses satellites and remote data that is processed in its data center using a high-resolution (3-9 km) WRF model calibrated to tropical weather patterns

Intellectural Property Type

Select Type

User Provision Model

Farmer´s subscription

Distributions to Date Status

80,000 farmers across Ghana, Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cote d'ivoire, Niger

Design Specifications

Specifications :

  • No smartphone required
  • Pay-As-You-Go
  • No farmer training required
  • High level of comprehension
Weather prediction down to a specificity of 3km x 3km area.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

N/A

Replacement Components

N/A

Lifecycle

N/A

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

84% accuracy, twice as accurate as global models (accurate forecasts 307 days out of 365)

Vetted Performance Status

Farmers generate up to 80% increase in income due to decreased risk and loss

Safety

N/A

Complementary Technical Systems

N/A

Academic Research and References

Schaer, C., Kuruppu, N. (eds) (2018) Private-sector action in adaptation: Perspectives on the role of micro, small and medium size enterprises UNEP DTU Partnership, Copenhagen.

Caine A, Dorward P, Clarkson G, Evans N, Canales C and Stern D. 2015. Review of Mobile Applications that Involve the Use of Weather and Climate Information: their use and potential for Smallholder Farmers. CCAFS Working Paper no.150. Copenhagen, Denmark: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation. 2016. Youth e-agriculture entrepreneurship. ICT Update (83)

“About.” 2022. Ignitia. October 26, 2022. https://ignitia.se/en/about/

“Home.” 2022. Ignitia. December 14, 2022. https://ignitia.se/en/

“Goal 2.” n.d. Sdgs.Un.Org. https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal2

Compliance with regulations

N/A

Evaluation methods

Evaluation workshops with farmers run by Ignitia

Other Information

N/A

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