About meI am Saravanan Raj, an Associate Professor (Extension Education and Rural Sociology) of the Central Agricultural University (CAU), India. I am having specialization in the areas of ICTs for agricultural extension, public, private and NGOs extension systems, reforms and innovations. My publications include three books on Information and Communication Technology for Agriculture and Rural Development (2011), ICTs for Agricultural Extension: Global Experiments, Innovations and Experiences (2010) and Agricultural Extension: Worldwide Innovations (2008), 30 articles in the referred scientific international and national journals. I was an Organising Secretary of the National Seminar on ICT4ARD-2009. I was the Principal Investigator of the three e-Agriculture initiatives (e-Arik, e-Village and e-AgriKiosk) in Arunachal Pradesh state and also implemented Mobile based Agro-Advisory System in North-East India (m4agriNEI) initiative in Meghalaya state of North-East India. I am also an affiliated member of the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) and Agricultural Extension in South Asia (AESA) network. Participated in the World Bank mission in Ghana as an agricultural extension and ICT specialist in 2014. Leading the ICT for Rural Advisory Services interest group of the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS).
AddressDr. R. Saravanan, M.Sc (Agri.), Ph.D.
Associate Professor (Extension Education & Rural Sociology),
Department of Social Sciences,
College of Horticulture and Forestry,
CENTRAL AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY (CAU), Pasighat-791102,
Arunachal Pradesh, INDIA
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