Sub-daily (6-hour) forecasts helps farmers even better planning their activities

Published on 16 May 2024 by Tamara Lancel

We got a common request from Burundian farmers to provide sub-daily forecasts. These are 6-hour forecasts, given for today and tomorrow, which helps farmers even better planning their farming activities. By knowing exactly what moment of the day rainfall is forecasted, farmers can for example decide not to hire labor in the morning, but in the afternoon. All this avoid losses and maximizes their productivity.

The project is in collaboration with Auxfin Burundi and the service is added to the currently provided 9-day weather forecast. Ultimately, this improved service will be expanded to the other two countries where AUXFIN and Weather Impact collaborate: Burkina Faso and Uganda.