AIM for Climate summit: The power of data and forecasting to strengthen agricultural output


Emerging technologies and data forecasting have had tremendous impact on agriculture, helping farmers to monitor the health of crops, predict future yields, make resource management decisions and, ultimately, help make their farming practices climate resilient.

Despite these gains, there still remains significant gaps on how we collect data, analyse and, importantly, how we disseminate and present that data to communities, governments and the private sector.

Community Jameel hosts a breakout session at the 2023 summit of the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM4C), bringing together scientists, development actors, the private sector and funders to focus on the power of data to strengthen agricultural output using the latest in climate-smart agritech and data modelling.

The discussion will focus on two key areas:

  • The long-term impact of climate change on agriculture and the need for long-term/robust data modelling
  • The challenges with how data are currently being disseminated, presented and effectively used by global and local actors. It will explore possible solutions and outcomes including collaboration between the different actors

The discussion will close with a presentation of the newly-launched Jameel Observatory-CREWSnet, a cutting-edge forecasting technology platform that boosts climate resilience by empowering underserved communities to interpret local risk, minimise loss and plan for their futures.

The AIM for Climate summit, supported by Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR), aims to bring together partners to increase and accelerate investment in and support for agriculture and food systems innovation for climate action.


  • Martien Van Nieuwkoop, global director, agriculture and food global practice, The World Bank
  • Bradley Doorn, programme manager, water resources and agriculture, National Aeronautics and Space Administration applied sciences programme
  • Deborah Campbell, executive director of the Jameel Observatory-CREWSnet and co-lead of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory climate change initiative
  • Professor Elfatih Eltahir, project leader of Jameel Observatory-CREWSnet and professor of civil and environmental engineering, MIT
  • Myisha Ahmed, climate and environmental specialist, BRAC
  • Uzma Sulaiman, associate director, Community Jameel (moderator)
Washington, DC
In person (by invitation)
14h30-15h30 ET
Watch livestream


Martien Van Nieuwkoop

Global director, agriculture and food, The World Bank

Bradley Doorn

Programme manager, water resources and agriculture, National Aeronautics and Space Administration applied sciences programme

Deborah Campbell

Executive director, Jameel Observatory-CREWSnet; Co-lead, MIT Lincoln Laboratory climate change initiative

Elfatih Eltahir

Co-director, Jameel Observatory | CREWSNET

Myisha Ahmad

Climate and environmental specialist, BRAC

Uzma Sulaiman

Associate director, Community Jameel



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