Daniele Tricarico, Insights Director, AgriTech, GSMA (Global System for Mobile Communications Association), has said that mobile phones are capable of building climate resilience.

Addressing the delegates on the second day of Big Data in Agriculture Convention-2019, Daniele Tricarico said that digital tools and mobile phones could also help farmers overcome various challenges.

Tricarico said commercial microwave links (CML) had emerged as an alternative solution for rainfall observation. Since microwave links were available in developing countries, Tricarico said they could be used for rainfall observations, which would also be made available for the mobile users instantly. Tricarico said GSMA AgriTech with Wageningen and Royal Netherlands Metrological Institute tested CML for rainfall retrieval in developing countries like Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.