Cross River State Links 50 Thousand Smallholder Farmers to Agricultural Data

The Challenge

Smallholder farmers rely on the rain for their production and need weather prediction data to make important farming decisions.

The Solution

The Cross River State Government in Nigeria has added 50,000 farmers to its database and linked them to dynamic input related platforms where they can access agricultural data. Farmers can now access weather data from the Nigerian Meteorological Institute as soon as it is released. The government has also linked the farmers to extension providers within the local government of Cross River State.

The Outcome

“Without GODAN we wouldn't be where we are because they facilitated this, especially in training materials and providing us with up to date information linked to open data sources online.” Sonigitu Ekpe, Assistant Director of Agro Biodiversity, Cross River State, Nigeria.