Maps for Economic Resilience
aWhere’s geospatial data seamlessly integrates with other GIS data to gain daily insights on your farms, industry, and country.
News flashes of weather anomalies appear around the world but only aWhere provides localized GIS ready contiguous surfaces of accurate observed weather data so you can determine the impact of these anomalies.
aWhere uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to create Maps for Economic Resilience (MAps4ER) that provides daily global weather content that informs farmers and entrepreneurs so that they can make smart decisions about when and where to invest their time and money when dealing with agriculture. This important information helps shape policy decisions to enable a coordinated response to deliver Economic Resilience to Climate Change (ERCC)
Detect Weather Anomalies & Extreme Weather Variability
Use aWhere’s Geospatial files to detect weather anomalies and extreme weather variability from a Country level to a Farm level outlook at a 9km x 9km resolution.
At a country level, aWhere’s contiguous weather surface supports national policies t inform budget allocations for watershed investments to deliver economic resilience to climate change.
Gain insight at region, zone, and/or woreda-level boundaries to inform project, alert extension agents, and support real-time decision-making for food security.
aWhere’s weekly climate chart provides deeper understanding of weather variability faced by farmers. This location is experiencing drier than normal conditions in late June and July. Charts like this one are available daily for 1.7 million weather stations globally.
Monitor Key Crops
Climate change has increased both the temperature and rainfall variability experienced by Arbica that is nudging this crop out of its optimal environment and with it, driving farmers off of their coffee plantations in search of a more secure livelihood. The challenge does not stop there; as the production environment changes, it increases the susceptibility of coffee to key diseases like coffee rust and pests like coffee borer which are thriving under these new climates.
With aWhere’s geospatial files you can monitor the areas key crops are produced like coffee.
Monitor coffee production zones at a regional or farm level to determine the risk weather variability brings to these areas.
This combined chart shows the extreme variability in weekly rainfall from September 2018 to September 2019 compared to the long term normal (11 years). aWhere provides critical insight on how to plan for this variability