Web-based 'discussion-support' agricultural climate information for regional India

Stone, Roger C. and Reushle, Shirley and Reddy, Raji (2012) Web-based 'discussion-support' agricultural climate information for regional India. APN Science Bulletin (2). pp. 55-58. ISSN 2185-761X

Abstract

An innovative approach to aiding farmer decisions that involve seasonal climate risk has been trialed with farmers in Andhra Pradesh, India. A key concept has been to copy concepts of 'discussion-support' approaches, rather than only relying on computerized decision-support approaches. Use of 2d Life/eLearning distance education methods have been trialed with these farmers and advisers with some success. However, it is suggested that vital aspects not necessarily related to core climate and crop science issues, such as farmers' dress and informal interactions within a discussion environment must be appropriately captured in any synthetic video discussion-support if this approach is to gain widespread uptake.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research. Non-peer-reviewed paper.
Depositing User: Dr Shahbaz Mushtaq
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2012 06:51
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2014 05:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: farmer support; climate risk
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070199 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management not elsewhere classified
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040105 Climatology (excl.Climate Change Processes)
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200103 International and Development Communication
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960999 Land and Water Management of Environments not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21316

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