Educating the future farmer.
In the developed world it might mean warmer summers and rainy winters. If you live in a rural, less affluent developing country, the consequences of climate change are becoming increasingly visible. A less successful harvest will impact your income, livelihood, family and community. For the farmers of the future in these countries, the challenge is not only to respond to the consequences of climate change but to predict and prepare for it. To produce more crops and healthier livestock. So their families, communities and the region, don’t just survive but prosper.
Currently there is a huge gap in climate information regarding micro climates in specific rural areas around the globe. Therefore, any data that gets tracked is incredibly useful. This is where climate stations are invaluable.
A climate station measures rainfall and maximum and minimum daily air pressure, air humidity and temperature. In addition, locating climate stations in primary schools in rural areas, children gain first-hand experience of the effects that climate has on crops. The knowledge that the students acquire from the local climate history will enable them to observe changes in the climate and forecast future scenarios. Allowing them to grow larger and healthier crops. Moving from basic subsistence farming to a future where tomorrow’s farmers increase their own and their communities’ prosperity. And some of these children might become the climate change agents of the future.