Ignitia developed the world's first tropical weather forecasting model.
Ignitia began as a research project to understand the differences in tropical weather events and create a model to more accurately predict them. With an accuracy of 84%, their forecasts are more than twice as accurate as global producers.
Since 2015, they have worked closely with small-scale farmers to provide them with reliable forecasts, to reduce risk and loss.
Ignitia is a weather producer- not a weather service. Their unique approach is rooted in the use of remote sensing data sets (like satellites), without requiring ground monitoring systems. Predictive artificial intelligence, proprietary algorithms, and uninterrupted 3-D multisource data come together to create a tropical forecast that is twice as accurate as global models.
Through their partnernships with telecommunication companies and agricultural organizations, they send farmers daily, monthly and seasonal rain forecasts via SMS. Ignitia is not an app, and a smartphone is not required. Beyond their SMS forecasts, they also produce early warning alerts for severe-weather and multiple types of weather data sets can that allow agricultural companies to reduce risk and streamline sensitive operations.
With the ability to scale quickly, they can work with industries across the globe that are affected by weather variability in the tropics.
Ignitia is proud to be recognized as an industry leader and innovator.
Their scientists have worked tirelessly to tackle the difficult problem of accurately predicting weather in the tropics. They continue their research and development efforts today, to ensure the most reliable and accurate predictions.
The remainder of their team has ensured Ignitia's growth and worked to put their products in the hands of as many farmers as possible.
Where they work:
Originally based in Ghana, they have expanded into other West African countries. Because their weather model is dependent on satellites, their ability to expand is not hindered by the high costs of creating on-ground infrastructure in every location. This means that expansion to new areas is easier and remains relatively inexpensive.