Climate-linked agri app launched

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    An app recently launched in the Philippines will help farmers make more informed and smarter decisions for their farms.

    Yara FarmWeather is an easy-to-use and convenient smart weather app that provides farmers with reliable and hyperlocal weather forecasts down to a four-kilometer radius of their farm.

    This includes 7-day forecasts for hourly rainfall, daily temperature, humidity, and wind speed and direction.

    Yara FarmWeather also provides historical rainfall data for the past 30 days and predicts upcoming rainfall for the next 15 days.

    The use of technology can assist the agriculture sector in planning, thus ensuring favorable yields and preserving jobs.

    The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said  in a report  management technologies, “which incorporate the use of weather/climate information in agricultural operations” like “climate-friendly agricultural technologies,” can help alleviate detrimental effects of climate change.

    PAG-ASA, decreased yields and inadequate job opportunities in the agricultural sector could lead to migration and shifts in population, resulting to more pressure in already depressed urban areas, particularly in mega cities.

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