Watershed Organisation Trust is pleased to share an article written by our researcher, Anuradha Phadtare on ‘Adapting agriculture to climate change by local communities: Evidence from Dhule and Ahmednagar villages’ published in the ‘Maharashtra Economic Development Council (MEDC) Monthly Economic Digest, Vol. XLVI No. 12, November 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