Enhancing Farmers’ Income: Who To Target and How?
Pratap S Birthal, Digvijay S and Negi Devesh Roy
“A highly potent finding from the point of view of the strategy to augment farmers’ income relates to their differential access to information. Note that there has been significant penetration of mobile phones in rural areas, but this means of communication has remained grossly underexploited for dissemination of information on agricultural technologies, practices, weather advisories, programs and policies. In view of the limited outreach of the government extension system, the modern communication technologies can be a cost-effective and efficient means of information dissemination. The need is to bundle all types of information that farmers xiii need, and link it with the modern communication networks for its dissemination”.