Knowing the coming weather for the next days is essential to farmers as it is crucial in their planning, purchasing, and application of fertilizers. Filipino farmers face major challenges such as damages caused by unexpected rain, droughts, and typhoons. The weather has been unpredictable these days and farmers cannot rely any longer on their traditional knowledge of weather patterns. Climate change has affected one of the most vulnerable and the poorest sectors, the farmers.
Weather forecasting could be a revolutionary tool for Filipino farmers in their daily farming activities but there are a lot of constraints to consider before fully realizing this life-saving technology to them.
Although, one of the bigger challenges in providing a solution for low-income individuals such as Filipino farmers is their capability to access to current technologies which is beyond the reach of their pocket.
Current weather forecasting solutions are very expensive or incompatible to the capabilities of the farmers. Aside from that, they struggle with many challenges such as language barriers, lower level of education which prevents them from accessing these technologies.