Climate change is increasingly threatening agriculture around the world, including in Egypt, where UNDP set out to address the problem through data innovation, in collaboration with the Faculty of Computers and Information at Cairo University. The challenge to farmers, and the lack of data, comes from unexpected shifts in rainfall and planting seasons. Most agricultural producers rely on historic data, which is increasingly unreliable in a shifting climate. In order to create a predictive model, UNDP Egypt established two sources: data from the sensors network Central Laboratory for Agricultural Climate, and local and international weather station data, a combination that proved to reveal insights for decision-makers in the area of water management.
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