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Satellite-based rice forecasting to help the Philippines in disaster preparation

posted Jan 3, 2016, 10:23 PM by
Rice farmers, particularly smallholder farmers, are vulnerable to the risks of drought, flooding, and pest outbreaks. Generating rice production forecasts, assessing the impact of disasters on the rice crop, and revealing the incidence of pests and disease are immensely valuable in planning mitigation and intervention strategies for supporting food security in the face of increasingly unpredictable weather patterns due to climate change. (This was originally published in December 2015)