The project supported approx.5000 local farmers in accessing and applying real time weather information for refining their crop planning calendar, thus, saving time, costs and efforts. The achievement was possible through development, testing and application of a mobile app called ProMS , which is equipped with agromet related early warning and varieties of weather information including rainfall, temperature, humidity, risks of flood, landslides and forest fire. The project was executed by a competitive grant from ADPC for innovative climate challenge competition. Arbonaut in partnership with CEN won the competition for this project which they implemented in collaboration with Belaka Municipality and Federation of Farmers Groups between Jan and Jul 2022. Ministry of Forest and Environment of Nepal endorsed the project as a climate compatible initiative for municipal level activities.
|Policy Brief: Lessons from mobile app based delivery of agro- met advisory services to the Belaka farmers||Download / View|