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Information And Communication Technology (Ict) Mediated Open Distance Learning (Odl) Methods For Agricultural Extension: A Case Study From A Drought Prone Area Of Rural South Asia
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Computers in Agriculture and Natural Resources, 4th World Congress Conference, Proceedings of the 24-26 July 2006 (Orlando, Florida USA) Publication Date 24 July 2006 701P0606.(doi:10.13031/2013.21871)
Authors: Dileep Kumar Guntuku, Aruna Sai Kuna, Sreenath Dixit, Balaji Venkataraman
Keywords: ICT, ODL, Information and Communication Technologies, Open and Distance Learning, Agriculture Extension, Agro Advisory
Recurrent droughts affect vast areas of South Asia, and are increasingly becoming a cause for
concern. Information is the backbone of drought preparedness. In order to mitigate the ill effects of drought,
there is an urgent need for sustained information, education and social mobilization efforts to reach
vulnerable rural communities.