Climate Smart is designed to help increase food production in areas besieged by hunger brought on, in part, by greater weather volatility and climate change

One of the most important developments in agriculture in recent years has been a collection of practices known as Precision Agriculture. Granular weather data is integral to a successful precision agriculture solution by integrating weather data with other agronomic models to provide specific, actionable, and timely insights. A weather station is located on individual fields and farms to provid...
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One of the most important developments in agriculture in recent years has been a collection of practices known as Precision Agriculture. Granular weather data is integral to a successful precision agriculture solution by integrating weather data with other agronomic models to provide specific, actionable, and timely insights. A weather station is located on individual fields and farms to provide weather data specific to the microclimate of that field. The data is collected from each weather station in near real-time by DTN, where the weather data is stored, quality controlled, and accumulated. DTN uses the weather observations to produce a very accurate weather forecast, tuned to the exact location and microclimate. Farmers have access to all of this data via a web browser or mobile phone, and can see the current, forecast, and historical weather on their farm or field. They can enter the date they planted, and see exactly how much rain, heat, and evapotranspiration has occurred, and use that information to determine whether and when they need to irrigate, or fertilize their crop.
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Stage 5: Scaling

DTN now operates the largest network of agricultural weather stations in the world, with over 5,000 weather stations in ten countries. Recent additions to the network in the Middle East, Central Asia, and South America are demonstrating the scalability of the solution. When combined with the rapid adoption of the associated DTN Decision Support Tools and apps, Project Climate Smart is growing organically.
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Focus Areas:

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Implemented In:

United States, Canada and Kazakhstan

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50,000
Lives Impacted to Date
3
Countries Implemented In
50
Customers

Problem

Project Climate Smart aims to introduce new technologies in agriculture and climate monitoring that will increase food production, monitor and measure weather and climate in unmonitored rural areas, and reduce the impact of weather volatility and natural disasters on governments and civil society.

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Solution

By placing small weather stations on farms where food is grown, and where no weather observations currently exist, Precise weather information is collected and used as an input to precision agriculture applications that enable local former's to make better decisions about their operations. These weather stations also serve to document the local climate on farms and in rural areas where little or now data exists today.

Target Beneficiaries

Farmers will benefit directly from improved operations and efficiency, and the general population will benefit indirectly from increased food supply. Improved weather observations and expanded weather data will governments by providing better information on the actual local climate that can influence water supply, transportation, and food production.

Mission and Vision

Project Climate Smart Vision: Provide the means of uniting the efforts of Governments, civil society, the private sector, the United Nations system in the implementation of new technologies primarily in agriculture. Project Climate Smart Mission: Generates new forms of interaction between governments, civil society and the private sector having the goal of developing the countries, regions, improving the living standards of the population.

Competitive Advantage

Agriculture technology solutions are rapidly evolving from basic data management tools to true decision support systems. Granular weather data is integral to a successful precision agriculture solution, and best-in-class offerings will intelligently integrate weather data with myriad other contextual data and agronomic models to provide specific, actionable, and timely insights. DTN is proposing to use its proven WeatherSentry Local Weather Station technology to provide the sustainable weather monitoring data necessary to realize the benefits of precision agriculture.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Making more people and organizations aware of how inexpensive and cost effective this innovation is. DTN wants to expand the agricultural weather network to food growing regions around the world.
Funding Goal1,000,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted5,000,000
New Implemented CountriesBrazil, Iraq, Ukraine, Kazakhstan
New FeatureSpray Outlook tool to know when it is safe to apply chemicals or fertilizers without adverse impacts to neighboring areas.

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Nov 2018
New Country Implemented In
Kazakhstan
Nov 2015
Lives Impacted
50,000
May 2014
New Country Implemented In
Canada
Jun 2013
New Country Implemented In
United States
Oct 2016
Created

Supporting Materials

Climate-Smart-2017.pdf
UN-HLPF-Report-July-2017.pdf