Empowering growers with the right information at the right time can improve yield
Public and private actors are looking for effective solutions to address challenges in agriculture, including how to address the abundant information needs of farmers and make agriculture profitable for them.
Farmers need updated information to empower themselves in taking research to land, avail timely and adequate credit, seek and act on market intelligence reports and access market and negotiate prices. This critical information may increase farmer’s productivity, income as well as protect their food security and livelihoods.
Using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in innovative ways through ICT-enabled services helps in disseminating timely information on agricultural advisories, financial services and agricultural marketing and risk transfer to the farmer to improve their capacity and mitigate risks.
ICT FOR PRODUCTION & MARKETING
ICT PLAYS AN IMPORTANT AND CRUCIAL ROLE IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND MARKETING. ICT PERRMITS FARMERS TO SAVE TIME ON ORDERS, DELIVERY & GETTING FEEDBACK. IN PRESENT COMPETITION THERE IS NEED TO RETAIN THE EXISTING AND ATTRACT THE NEW CUSTOMERS. TO BE AWARE OF REAL AGRICULTURAL STATUS THERE IS URGENT NEED TO DEVELOP FOLLOWING ITEM
- Farmers crop database must be managed. The database includes the kinds of crops, size of crops, the size of the cultivated area, time of harvest and yield. Farmers of the extension personnel transmit those data via internet to the database server. Further the information and communication provides farmer with an important instrument for decision making and taking action.