Date Published:
Apr 07, 2020
Discussion Papers
Focus Area(s):
DP 2020-14

Benguet province’s comparative advantage in the cultivation of high value crops such as cabbage, carrots, and potatoes are evident in the high volume of production experienced year on year. This may be attributed to the province’s favorable weather and climate. Climate change, however, may threaten the stability of the mountain farming systems in the coming years without proper measures for adaptation. This paper aims to understand the current barriers to the access and use of weather and climate information in agricultural decisionmaking as a means to cope with the changing climate. It was found that, while farmers see the value of using weather and climate information, there is a lack of localized weather and climate information applicable to the microclimate of Benguet. The provision of information must also be supported with other interventions, such as access to low cost credit, to provide the other lacking resources farmers need to enact the optimal decision alternative.


This publication has been cited 4 times

In the Media
  1. Cai Ordinario . 2020. PIDS prods Pagasa on removing barriers to climate info access. Business Mirror.
  2. Czeriza Valencia . 2020. Easier access to weather data for farmers pushed . Philippine Star.
  3. Panay News . 2020. Impactful weather forecasting. Panay News.
  4. Revin Mikhael D. Ochave . 2020. Farmers report difficulty accessing weather data. Business World.

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