This research article is based on action research done in Akole block of Ahmednagar district. It aims at promoting production of cereals, pulses, seasonal vegetables, fruits, milk and meat to meet the balanced nutritional needs of the people through local specific crop planning. The whole process involved in the study was monitored through using GIS RS tool.
Farmers in Rural Maharashtra are Fighting Climate Change. With Just a Mobile Phone.
Author: Tanya Singh, The Better India | January 9, 2016
We are pleased to announce the publishing of an article ‘Farmers in Rural Maharashtra are Fighting Climate Change. With Just a Mobile Phone.’ on TheBetterIndia website.
The article describes WOTR’s weather-based and crop-specific information system ‘AGRO-MET’ that uses SMS to reach farmers in rural Maharashtra. The agro-advisories in the form of SMS provide weather forecasts and specific information about the crop management. This article is a part of a special series on ‘Use of Mobile Technology for Social Change’ – Powered by Vodafone India.
The article can be accessed online: http://www.thebetterindia.com/40130/agro-met-farmers-fight-climate-change-rural-maharashtra