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ICT for Agricultural

ICT for Agricultural

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Published by: THINK The Innovation Knowledge Foundation on Aug 09, 2012
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Modern ICT for
AgriculturalDevelopment and Risk Management in SmallholderAgriculture
in India
Surabhi Mittal
April 2012
 The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®(www.cimmyt.org), is an international, not-for-profit research and training organization. With partnersin over 100 countries, the center works to sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheatsystems to ensure global food security and reduce poverty. The center's outputs and services includeimproved maize and wheat varieties and cropping systems, the conservation of maize and wheatgenetic resources, and capacity building. CIMMYT belongs to and is funded by the ConsultativeGroup on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) (www.cgiar.org) and also receives supportfrom national governments, foundations, development banks, and other public and private agencies.CIMMYT is particularly grateful for the generous, unrestricted funding that has kept the center strong and effective over many years.© International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) 2012. All rights reserved. Thedesignations employed in the presentation of materials in this publication do not imply the expressionof any opinion whatsoever on the part of CIMMYT or its contributory organizations concerning thelegal status of any country, territory, city, or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and are not necessarily those of CIMMYT or our partners. CIMMYT encourages fair use of this material. Proper citation isrequested.
Correct citation:
Mittal, S. 2012.
 Modern ICT for Agricultural Development and Risk Management in Smallholder  Agriculture in India. Characterization of Maize Producing Households in Drought Prone Regions of Eastern  Africa.
CIMMYT. Socio-Economics Working Paper 3. Mexico, D.F.: CIMMYT.
 AGROVOC descriptors:
 Agricultural development; Risk management; Cost benefit analysis;Prices; Innovation assessment; Weather; Climatic change;Smalholders; Communication technology; Information needs; India
 AGRIS category codes:
E10 Agricultural Economics and PoliciesC20 Extension
Dewey decimal classification:
338.1654 MIT
Working Paper 3
Surabhi Mittal
 International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), New Delhi, India Tel: + 09.711 154 443; e-mail: s.mittal@cgiar.org 
April 2012
Modern ICT for Agricultural Developmentand Risk Management in Smallholder Agriculturein India

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