Growth in the agricultural sector is
times more effective at
Creating Positive Change
Our farmers, clients, and partners trust our forecasts for continued accuracy.
Farmers use forecasts to better plan when to plant, apply fertilizer, spray pesticide, harvest, etc.
Farmers see up to 80% increase in income, due to decreased risk and loss.
* 2019 Preliminary M&E Results
Agriculture is the largest employer in the world. Climate Smart Agriculture
+96% of agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa is rain fed
How it Works
Farmers subscribe to recieve forecasts: daily, monthly, and seasonal
Ignitia's weather model develops localized forecast, based on GPS
Forecasts are delivered via SMS. No smartphone or app. download required
Farmers decide when it is best to plant, fertilize, harvest, etc., based off of forecasts
Our messages are always simple and clear.
In partnership with local communities, we developed a simple text-based 48hr weather forecast message that most farmers with low literacy levels can understand.
User-testing results have shown that keywords, rather than icons, are more easily understood by farmers.
Hence, the forecasts use 7 simple keywords that can be recognized by farmers, making Iska's data driven design user-centric.
Each message is tailor-made to the farm's location using GPS and can be delivered to any basic mobile phone via SMS.