Article written by Crispino Lobo with N. Chattopadhyay and K V Rao published in the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) (Vol. 52, Issue No. 1 dated 07 Jan, 2017)
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