DIGITAL EXTENSION FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN AGRICULTURE

5 students
Objectives:
  1. To understand the concepts of ICTs and use of ICT tools for Agril.Extension.
  2. To develop    ICT    based    agricultural    information    management    platform    for strengthening agriculturalextension.
  3. To study the usages of robotics, drones, AGVs & Smart Devices inagriculture.
Brief Contents:

Part-I

  1. ICTs – Concept, definition, tools and application in extension education. Reorganizing the extension efforts using ICTs, advantages,limitationsand
  2. ICTs projects, National and International case studies of Extension Projects using ICTs. Different models / approaches ofICTs.
  3. Expert systems in agriculture. Agricultural web sites and portals. IoT inAgriculture.
  4. Agricultural content analysis of ICT projects. Handling of ICT tools. Designing extension content. Online extension service. Visit to ICT extension project
Part-II
  1. Community Radio, Web, Tele and Video Conferencing. Computer aided extension. Information Kioks, Multimedia, Emerging issues inICT.
  2. Use of Social media and mobile apps for Transfer of Technology, Market Led extension. Creation of accounts on socialmedia.
  3. National e-Agricultural Initiatives andExtension
  4. Farmers Call Centres inIndia
  5. Agricultural knowledge management and dissemination through digital libraries and participatoryvideos.
  6. Linking farmer to markets – e-NAM, AGMARKNET,e-Choupal
  7. AgriculturalMOOCs

Part-III: Use of Robotics, drones, AGVs and Smart Portable Device in agriculture

Expected outcome:
  1. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in understanding the concepts of ICTs and how ICT tools can be used for AgriculturalExtension.
  2. Student studies various ICT projects which are successful in delivering the services to the clientele fulfilling the objectives of ToT (Reaching tounreached).
  3. Develop expertise in handling of robotics, drones, AGVs and smart portable device in agriculture.
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Instructor

Master in Agriculture sciences having India and abroad working experince in Horticulture industry.

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