What does Project Coordination by the Innovation & Impact Centre of TU Delft entail?
Besides education and research, technology transfer is the third core task of Dutch universities. Constructive multi-party collaborations are an essential aspect to help accelerate innovations. The Innovation & Impact Centre (I&IC) of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) supports the transfer and application of knowledge for the benefit of the economy and society by […]
Water vapor maps from spaceborne radar: first African experiments.
The prediction of rainfall is a critical issue in several African countries. The scarcity of in-situ measurements (for example from ground-based radars) of water vapor content in the lower troposphere prevents Numerical Weather Prediction Models (NWPM) to reach high accuracy in weather forecasts. In order to compensate for the lack of in-situ measurements, satellite images […]
Narok County of Kenya set to be a global role model in improved real-time weather observations and climate information dissemination and use (Part One).
The TWIGA project in Kenya is championed by the Kenya Meteorological Department comprising a multidisciplinary team of 5 members with the recent addition of a new member who will be pursuing a Ph.D. course within the project. The TWIGA project has started in Narok County in Kenya, located about 145 km from Nairobi, the capital […]
Mobile phone services for farmers
The limited amount of extension services for farmers. Using traditional farming practices and mostly relying on manual family labor, farmers receive only two extension visits (often at the start of the year and towards the end) due to limited resources and poor road infrastructure to villages. The absence of this timely agricultural information makes it […]
Drone training at KNUST in Kumasi
The recipe for a successful drone training week: 11 motivated participants. 1 Flying Sensor. 1 challenging task to perform. Perfect facilities (Thank you Mr Isaac Duodu from Kumasi Business Incubator!). The right assistance (Mr Joel Budu from Farmerline!). That`s what it takes to perform a week`s training and finish it successfully. Coming from different professional backgrounds […]
FAO AquaCrop in TWIGA
Crop simulation models are widely used by scientists, policy-makers, and practitioners to understand the response of crop yield to variables including soil fertility, water availability, and atmospheric composition. Among crop simulation models a common drawback is the need for highly detailed input data and parameter values, which are rarely available in data-scarce regions such as […]
GNSS DEPLOYMENT IN UGANDA
Objective 4 of the TWIGA project aims to Improve predictability and assessment of African rainfall by mapping perceptible water vapour and tracking convective storm systems. The main reason behind the poor prediction skills of present rainfall forecasts in Africa is the lack of knowledge of precipitable water vapour (PWV) in the atmosphere. If one does […]