A4 Article in conference proceedings
Research in Progress: Holistic Climate Service Prototypes for Farmers in Tambuu, Tanzania

List of Authors: Myllynpää V., Helminen J., Misaki E., Apiola M., Haakana J., Westerlund T., Sutinen E.
Publisher: Springer New York LLC
Publication year: 2019
Journal: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Book title *: Information and Communication Technologies for Development. Strengthening Southern-Driven Cooperation as a Catalyst for ICT4D : 15th IFIP WG 9.4 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, ICT4D 2019, Dar es Salaam
Journal name in source: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Title of series: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume number: 552
ISBN: 978-3-030-19114-6
eISBN: 978-3-030-19115-3
ISSN: 1868-4238


Urgent efforts are needed to address climate change and changing climate variability. Solutions are needed at economic, political, scientific, educational, as well as technological domains. Our previous research in Tambuu, Tanzania, shows that the acute information needs of the community are credible and trustworthy weather information, knowledge in best uses of weather information, and education about best farming practices. Delivering the information for end users in Tambuu is a challenge in itself. Based on these results and following the principles of System Action Design Research, we developed prototypes for future climate services together with local farmers in Tambuu community. These prototypes and our future plans are presented in this research-in-progress paper.

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