TomorrowNow’s partnership with the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) has been acknowledged by Gates Foundation as one of the new applications of digital technologies to ensure smallholder farmers can anticipate and respond to climate threats.
Africa – TomorrowNow and KALRO, leveraging weather tech by its tech partner Tomorrow.io and philanthropic support from Gates Foundation, have developed an innovative weather intelligence platform which provides weather-smart agro advisory services to farmers in East Africa via text messages. The weather insights are being used by smallholder producers to make critical farm-level decisions such as planting and harvesting of crops.
“By helping farmers to get advice on when to plant, there is an OPPORTUNITY for Kenya to improve its agri productivity”- Bill Gates (Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) during a visit to KALRO where he learnt about our transformative work together
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Georgina Campbell Flatter
Georgina is the co-founder and Executive Director of TomorrowNow.org - a global non profit leveraging transformative philanthropy to connect next generation weather and climate technologies with communities in need. Prior to TomorrowNow.org, Georgina spent a decade at MIT where she was a senior lecturer and led global initiatives designed to bridge technology and social impact. Georgina has worked on many innovation initiatives for organisations including: the MIT Legatum Center, MIT REAP, the XPRIZE Foundation, the World Bank, USA Dept of Energy, MIT, Harvard and Oxford University. Georgina is mother of two, passionate about empowering the next generation of STEM leaders, with a focus on women and youth, and is an active member of her local community. She acts as trustee and advisory board member for several charities (The Darwin Centre, Mama Foundation, FOSPs) and is a local Parish Councillor. She read Material Science at Trinity College Oxford and Technology and Policy at MIT.