Understanding Benefits of Information with Farmers from Bihar

argylesock says… I wonder how much these Indian farmers could gain from using more mobile technology, as reported for Kenyan farmers.


In this post at GreenSky’s Farmer’s Words Section, we will share the experience of our conversations with four farmers from Bihar (eastern India). This was a senior group of farmers with everyone being in the age group of 45-60 years. While they came for the same area and hence had similar agricultural practices, range of education levels among them was quite wide. While one of them had education only till class X, two of them were graduates. The average land holding size for this group was 5.25 acres with the maximum being as high as 10 acres. As seen with all farmers in our earlier posts as well, each of them owned a cellphone of their own. Although a contradictory fact from what we have seen till now was that all of them, except one, were very comfortable with all features of the phone (phone calls, text messages, camera, menu…

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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