UNDP data tools to help farmers identify climate-resilient farms

The Telangana government has partnered with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to add Climate Resilient Agriculture (DiCRA) data to the Digital Public Goods Registry. Using remote sensing and pattern detection algorithms, DiCRA can identify which farms are resilient to climate change and which are highly vulnerable

Supported by artificial intelligence tools, the platform uses open source technologies to facilitate the analysis and sharing of information on climate resilience.

In the space of three months, DiCRA has tagged over 500 citizens and local digital ecosystem scientists to support climate action on 1.12 lakh km2 of land in the state. It provides open access to data as well as analytics derived from open source software, allowing it to be replicated around the world. “His analysis is based on empirical contributions from hundreds of data scientists and citizen scientists at top performing farms,” ​​a government official said.

“Having DiCRA become a digital public good is an important step in our commitment to open data policy, service delivery to farmers and proactive governance to tackle the global challenge of food security. “Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao said.

DiCRA, in association with various state ecosystem partners, will provide information on climate resilience at the farm level.

DiCRA brings together over 100 digital solutions that comply with privacy and other applicable laws and best practices to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “UNDP works with governments and innovators to create the digital public goods of the future. This includes open source software and open data sets that help address acute challenges like poverty and inequality while advancing the SDGs,” UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner said in a statement Thursday.

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July 14, 2022