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IJESD 2017 Vol.8(10): 742-747 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2017.8.10.1049

Crafting Climate Resilience for People at Bottom of Pyramid Using Digital Innovation

Himanshu Verma, Florian Moder, and Zakir Hussain Shaik
Abstract—Indian agriculture sector accounts for 13.9 per cent of India's gross domestic product (GDP) and employs about 54.6 per cent of the country's workforce. ICT tools are common these days to support agriculture sector. Close to 46.000 farm graduates were trained on ICT between 2002 and 2016, more than 19.000 ventures begun till 2016 in this sector and currently 25 Kisan call centers (farmer hotline) are located in different parts of the country utilizing ICT. In spite of so much ICT interventions, farmers are still at bottom of economic and social pyramid in India. The project CCKN-IA (Climate Change Knowledge network in Indian Agriculture implemented by the German Development Cooperation - GIZ) has made an attempt to identify lacunas and multiple needs of the farmers and come up with a unique, innovative and pragmatic idea to bridge the knowledge gap applying state of the art ICT.

Index Terms—Agriculture, climate adaptation, ICTs, India, innovations, knowledge network, NICE, open source.

H. Verma was with GOPA Consultants, posted in New Delhi, India. He is now with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, India (e-mail: h.verma2506@gmail.com).
F. Moder is with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (e-mail: florian.moder@giz.de).
Z Hussain was with GOPA Consultants, posted in New Delhi, India. He is now with Ministry of Agriculture, Telangana, India (e-mail: zakiradvisor71@gmail.com).

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Cite: Himanshu Verma, Florian Moder, and Zakir Hussain Shaik, "Crafting Climate Resilience for People at Bottom of Pyramid Using Digital Innovation," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 742-747, 2017.

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