On air
  • RFI English Live
  • Latest Bulletin
  • RFI French Live
International report
rss itunes

Senegal: Text messages provide weather forecasts for farmers

By Emmanuelle Landais

In Senegal a good rainy season has been forecast to start soon with lots of rain. But any extreme weather patterns will be communicated directly by SMS to people in the farming community. Erratic weather linked to climate change means traditional ways of predicting rain are totally skewed. The collaboration between metereologists and farmers in Senegal has been perfected over the last 5 years and today, farmers rely on their mobile phones to get the most from their crops.

Bananas help create Cameroon's first biodegradable sanitary napkins

Colombian musician Cesar Lopez turns guns into instruments for peace

Oromo put faith in Ethiopia's Ahmed, but what can he do for them? Ethiopia Pt.3

Ahmed begins public consultations on Ethiopia’s future: Ethiopia Pt 2

What Abiy Ahmed means for Ethiopia’s Oromo people: Ethiopia Pt. 1

10th anniversary of Polish WWII humanitarian social worker Irena Sendler's death

Can Salisbury ever recover from nerve agents and a poisoned Russian spy?

The residents of Cairo's garbage city: innovative and self-sufficient