ICT Mediated Agricultural Extension: A Case Study

Dixit, S and Dileepkumar, G and Balaji, V (2006) ICT Mediated Agricultural Extension: A Case Study. Journal of Agricultural Extension Management, 7 (2). pp. 101-108.

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Recurrent droughts in the semi-arid parts of Andhra Pradesh affect the live lihoods of the poor and marginal farmers. Besides, recurrent droughts often cause large-scale water and food deficits, hunger, famine, exodus of people and animals, diseases, deaths, and many other severe, chronic socio-economic problems. Many of the rural communities appear to forget the miseries of one drought season with the onset of good rains; and those miseries usually continue from one drought to the next. This is due to the lack of awareness and nonavailabil ity of the relevant information . There is an urgent need for a sustained information, communication, education and social mobilization among strategic sectors, especially the most vulnerab le rural communities and their intermediaries, to improve the agriculture and to mitigate the effects of drought. Drought preparedness is preferable to relief, and information is the backbone of drought preparedness (UNSO, 2000).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICT, VASAT, Agriculture
Subjects: Others > Information Science
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2012 06:38
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2019 09:11
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/6095
Official URL: http://www.manage.gov.in/publications/journal.htm
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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