“Agricultural insurance is one of the key opportunities to build resilience of rural communities. Data on yields under varying environmental conditions and management options will allow us to refine our risk models, and create cheaper insurance products that work better for smallholder farmers.” —Stella Ndirangu, Acre Africa.
“We reach 1 in 20 households in Kenya. However, we want to and think we can reach more families, deliver more services and support to more farmers. One of the challenges to bringing new products to farmers is that agricultural data is not readily available. This makes it more difficult for us to know which technologies hold the most promise. We are interested to see if ERA could help us leapfrog steps in our innovation pipeline and deliver greater value to farmers faster.” —Patrick Bell, One Acre Fund
“Tens of billions of dollars will be invested in the next couple years alone to help make agriculture more resilient to climate change. We plan to use ERA to help us support efficient and effective design of those investments by providing the most up-to-date data and assumptions for the financial analysis.” —Rima al Azar, FAO
“Every county in Kenya is creating climate change adaptation plans for their agriculture sectors. ERA provides information on how technologies can impact productivity and resilience for each county’s specific farming systems and agroecology, improving our ability to make evidence-based policy decisions.” —Veronica Ndetu, Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation, Climate Change Unit