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BLOG-17: Delivering Agro-advisories Through Mobile phones-reality Check?

Though mobile phones promise new opportunities for reaching farmers with agricultural information, its potential remains unutilised due to several institutional and infrastructural constraints, argues, Surabhi Mittal and Mamta Mehar.

 

Mamta Mehar is Associate Scientist‐Economics at International Rice research institute, prior to this, she was working at CIMMYT on ICT and Climate change (m.mehar@ irri.org).

 

Surabhi Mittal is a Senior Scientist (Agricultural Economics) with the Socioeconomics Program of International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). She is working on the role of modern information and communication technology (ICT) in overcoming asymmetric information among farmers in India and South Asia. (s.mittal@cgiar.org). 

 

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