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Aboitiz-backed group eyes use of weather data for agri

WEATHER Philippines Foundation (WPF) said over the weekend it is planning to make use of the weather and climate data it collects for the benefit of the country’s agriculture sector.

WPF, Aboitiz Group’s largest corporate social responsibility initiative, said it is eyeing to venture into the use of weather information for agriculture and tourism.

“As we gather more data and notice certain [weather and climate] trends, which can be correlated to agricultural trends, [we can help farmers decide] which crops to plant,” WPF Sustainability Specialist Margarette Lim said in a presentation during the 2016 Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines Business Journalism Seminar.

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