Weather forecasts for all: Improving access to weather information for women and ethnic minorities
by Kathlee Freeman (CCAFS)
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A project in My Loi climate-smart village helps women and ethnic minorities access weather data and use it to inform agriculture decisions.
As climate change reshapes weather patterns, forecasting helps smallholder farmers protect themselves and their farms against erratic weather. Smallholder farmers, however, especially women and ethnic minorities, are often unable to fully access and make use of meteorological data. An ongoing project in Vietnam’s My Loi Climate-Smart Village (CSV) helps to give marginalized groups access to weather information and use it to inform decision making.
One of the staff members working on this project is Tam Thi Le, a research assistant with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). CCAFS’ Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) Unit reached out to learn more about her work and the project’s outcomes.