19 March 2010

Reaching the last mile with ICTs

One of the greatest constraints that farmers face to improving their farming practices and productivity is availability of information and agri-inputs. Known as 'last mile delivery' (LMD), it means reaching farmers with appropriate and timely advice and enabling them to access the inputs they require. LMD is an ongoing challenge for private and public sector providers.

At a recent workshop hosted by the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) in New Delhi, India, representatives from farmers' organisations, international research institutes, and national as well as international private sector companies gathered to share and discuss their views on this challenge.

The New Agriculturist provides a summary of viewpoints on 'reaching the last mile'.

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