The Future of Farming: video and ICTs to promote agricultural practices

second green revolution 660 081315062542The MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) through Project Manager Kishor Jagtap is working on a novel initiative in rural Maharashtra, India. His team is working with Digital Green, an international non-profit development organisation spreading the use of clean technologies among women farmers in the Wardha and Yavatmal districts of the state.

MSSRF rolled out the Digital Green model - video-based demonstration of the best farm practices - in 2013 across 30 villages in these two districts. 

At present, Digital Green reaches 7,645 villages in India across Rajasthan, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Andhara Pradesh, Telengana, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Bihar. The organisation already made and disseminated 3,782 videos. 

Digital Green's initiative is one among the several ways in India to promote low cost, sustainable and organic agricultural practices among farmers with the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs).

To know more about Digital Green's efforts, you may read the full article here.

Photo credit: Rachit Goswami

Tags: India, radio, Digital Green, ICTs