16 December 2009

How the Internet enables farmers to comprehend climate

Climate information access by farmers is insufficient because their access hasn't been optimized. That is the result of a collaborative study by Australian researchers on climate change and its effects on farmers with small fields in Indonesia.

"Compared to Australia's farmers, the effects of climate change are similar, mainly draughts. However there is a significant difference, which is that Australian farmers can access weather forecast information through the internet," said Catherine Tulloh, a climate change researcher from Australia Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics (ABARE).

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