The 1st of June 2015 the Rain4Africa dream started: 8 partners were targeted to reach more than 125.000 small scale South African farmers with the best available weather and climate services, to increase their food production and reduce weather and climate related risks.
In April 2019, the 4th and last Rain for Africa Developers Week (R4A) took place at the HydroLogic offices in the Netherlands.
On the 13th of September 2018, the second edition of the biennial HydroNET LIVE event took place. Over 150 water managers from South Africa, Germany, Australia and the Netherlands came together to share knowledge and experiences about the theme of the event ‘Smart water management without borders’.
“Pula ya Afrika” (R4A) ke projeke ya go tšweletša APP go iša ditirelo go balimi lefapeng la ditemošo tša ka ga tša temo, go ya le ka maemo a tša boso a bjale lefelong la balemi. Maikemišetšo magolwane a ARC-ISCW a go dira dinyakišišo go tša temo le tša maemo a tša leratadima ba šoma mmogo le balemi-potlana, go ilwe gwa lemogwa gore go swanetšwe go kaonafatša ditirelo tša ditemošo.
“Rain for Africa” (R4A) is a project to develop applications to provide advice to farmers as agricultural advisory services based on current weather information at their specific location. ARC-SCW, with its mandate for research at the intersection between agriculture and climate and through working closely with small-scale farmers, realised the need for improved advisory services.
Looking back at an inspiring seminar – Weather Information Services for successful local agriculture in Africa
Food security for Africa is an urgent global challenge. The main cause of food insecurity is inadequate food production. New weather services are key to produce food more efficiently and of higher quality.
How the Water Control Room provides an ICT solution for South African water challenges.
Over 80 projects funded by the Dutch ‘Partners for Water’ programme competed for the prestigious ‘best project’ award. The project ‘Demonstration of the HydroNET Water Control Room for South Africa’ has won. The jury explained: “This consortium provided a measurable contribution to solving world-water problems”.
Organisations such as Agri-SA, Grain SA, AFASA, NERPO, water management bodies, municipalities, insurance companies and various government departments have already been invited. If you are interested to participate as a perspective stakeholder, you have a choice to participate in the R4A Technical Meeting and or the R4A Stakeholder Engagement Meeting.