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Developing a Sustainable Weather Information System in Rural Burkina Faso

[This post on victordeboer.com describes the Information Sciences Master Project of Hameedat Omoine and is based on her thesis.]

In the quest to improve the lives of farmers and improve agricultural productivity in rural Burkina Faso, meteorological data has been identified as one of the is key information needs for local farmers. Various online weather information services are available, but many are not tailored specifically to tis target user group. In a research case study, Hameedat Omoine designed a weather information system that collects not only weather but also related agricultural information and provides the farmers with this information to allow them to improve agricultural productivity and the livelihood of the people of rural Burkina Faso.

Read more about her approach, system and sustainability research here.