Commercial Partnership ZVDA
We are happy to announce that another public-private partnership has been formed to build the climate resilience of smallholder farmers. As of December 2022, Weather Impact & Zambezi Valley Development Agency (ZVDA) joined efforts to provide smallholder farmers in the Mozambiquan Zambezi valley with location-specific weather forecast via SMS.
Twice a week, Weather Impact delivers SMS ready information tailored to individual farmer locations, and ZVDA takes charge of the SMS dissemination to farmers‘ phone number.
The SMS text contains:
– Rainfall amount, rainfall probability and temperature; for the next 4 days ahead
– Messages around the start of the rain season when our rain season indicator forecasts its onset
This 9-month project will determine farmer’s satisfaction with the weather forecast, and provide a base for the sustainable continuation of this service.