Farmer Decision Support System (FDSS)
Climate Adaptation Effectiveness
The FDSS is available for farmers and extension workers willing to subscribe. It provides daily weather updates and plant management advisories, and information on new and upcoming farming practices. This technology also allows the farmers to post queries regarding day to day farming decisions depending on the weather outlook.
- Rainfall Variability
- Rain-Induced Flooding
- Ilagan City, Isabela, Region II (Cagayan Valley)
- Water Management
- Action Delivery
Target Group based on Vulnerability
- Farmers and Landless Rural Workers
- Indigenous Peoples
- Persons with Disabilities
- Senior Citizens
- Youth and Students
Economic / Financial Effectiveness
The goal of FDSS is to increase the yield of farmers by providing information on the projected yield of crops under specific environmental conditions and seasons. It also includes the market price of the crops in different locations to serve as a basis for the costing of their produce.
This technology depends on the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) which creates crop simulation models that take into consideration climate variability, nutrient distribution, irrigation method, plant varieties, and farm management. However, DSSAT does not require farmers to learn technical knowledge as the SMS-based FDSS translates it to usable information that can be easily accessed by farmers.
A total of 331 farmers gained access and benefitted from the FDSS while 31 city extension workers were trained on using crop calendars.
There is no direct environmental impact for this solution.
There is no direct mitigation co-benefit for this solution.
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