Mama Churi is a wife and mother in rural Tanzania. In addition to taking care of her young family, she also grows rice and maize, raises fish and tends beehives, all of which provide half of her family’s income.
But temperatures and rainfall patterns have become increasingly erratic in parts of Tanzania, and for Mama Churi and other farmers who depend on reliable rains, this has huge implications. To feed her family and earn a steady living, she needs information on when to plant.
Vital Signs, the monitoring system led by CI, helps farmers like Mama Churi be more productive while protecting the natural world they depend on.
By collecting data on precipitation, temperature, soil health, crop yields, nutrition and more, Vital Signs is gaining insights that will help inform better farming. Now, Tanzania is using the Vital Signs system to help the country grow its crops in a way that can adapt to a changing climate.