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Inde : Le gouvernement accroît ses efforts pour tripler le nombre d’agriculteurs utilisant leur téléphone portable pour obtenir des informations sur le climat et le marché

NEW DELHI (16 April 2012)—With India’s rainy season becoming increasingly stormy, the Indian government looks to triple the number of farmers who can access weather and crop forecasting through their mobile phones, from three million currently to ten million by the end of 2012. The value of this information, provided through the Agromet Advisory Service, to the Indian economy has been valued at more than US$10 billion and is expected to rise as more farmers subscribe to the service.

Different approaches for putting weather information into farmers’ hands are currently being investigated as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), a global research partnership. “Getting better climate and weather information to farmers is essential for adaptation and boosting resilience” said Dr. Bruce Campbell. As part of its efforts to ensure food security in a changing climate, the program is assessing approaches for climate risk reduction.

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Source : CCAFS

Crédits: AK-Project