Growing 25% more wheat with climate tools in Ethiopia
Smallholder farmers in Ethiopia have increased wheat yields by up to 25% by using a CGIAR-developed tool to support their decision-making.
The NextGen Agroadvisory tool was co-developed with partners to provide location-, context-, and climate-specific agricultural advice, particularly in relation to climate-smart farming practices, pest and disease surveillance, fertilizer use and soil fertility management. The advanced advisory tool integrates datasets on more than 25,000 crop responses to fertilizer, spatial co-variants, machine-learning algorithms and “next-season” climate information to guide decisions on planning, planting, and when and how much fertilizer to use.
In the 2021-2022 season, 300 farmers used the tool and increased yields and profits by close to 25%, compared to if they had followed blanket local and national recommendations. Noting their success, the tool is now being piloted across five districts.
Reaching millions with climate tips via reality TV in Zambia
Doubling climate mitigation via national policy in Viet Nam
Boosting climate resilience for 20,000 farmers in Guatemala
Making vital climate connections for 160 million in the Niger Basin
Mapping pest and disease threats in a climate crisis