There is an urgent need to create mechanisms to empower widows in Yavatmal and Vidarbha, and give them the support they need to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward. However, such initiatives are rare. One of the few such projects for the welfare of the helpless women is run by Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) and its sister organization Sampada Trust.
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