YAP Proposal #1: Mobile app for farmers (Abhijit Rai, India)



I am Abhijit Rai and my age is 22. Iam currently in the final year of my undergraduate degree programme from Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University(BHU), Varanasi, U.P, India.

Now , to the question What is the project that i want to do? My project is very simple, this the age of technology and modernisation but the Indian farmer is still untouched by it. The extension method applied and practised today in India are not practical and old that have still not moved beyond self help group and cooperatives.

What today’s farmers need is all the information there is to be offered on their palm, by palm I mean on their smart phones and computer screens. Farmers need personalised and specific information which is not limited as cognizance of a individual extension worker who imparts the research information to Indian farmers as is the trend has his limits…

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Author: Sridhar Gutam

Plant Physiologist and Open Access evangelist

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