Can resilience go digital?

Disasters typically hit hardest at the most vulnerable populations among us. Such people often have the poorest access to information and the weakest tools to help them prepare or recover. In developing countries, this includes smallholder farmers, who face worsening climate-related disasters. Recurring but unpredictable floods and droughts threaten their food production, livelihoods and safety. And solutions are often vague and hard for local farmers and decision makers to access.

As the world eyes the UN climate talks, innovations that can help farmers are again in the spotlight. Decision makers have a chance to create new kinds of partnerships, bringing public and private sectors together to develop and scale up data-based tools to help the most vulnerable. With thousands of satellites orbiting our planet, we already have part of the solution.

Originally published in Impakter.