We can forecast weather and prepare our farm better
For thousands of years, the farmers of My Loi village in Ha Tinh Province, Viet Nam observed the sky and interpreted natural phenomena, like flowers, livestock, birds, to forecast weather. This knowledge was passed from generation to generation because the predictions were often accurate.
However, climate variability has become more pronounced and the farmers of My Loi now face numerous slow- and fast-onset natural hazards with negative impact on their livelihoods. In an attempt to adapt, the farmers have been shifting from traditional crop varieties, rendering their forecasting skills less accurate.