Digital Extension Service
Being innovative and an interest to learn digital agriculture can help farmers increase their yields and incomes by adopting locally suited seeds and fertiliser, protecting crops from diseases and pests (like fall armyworm or locusts), adapting to climate change, selling at the best possible price, and accessing financial services. All these applications can expand farmers’ opportunities in learning new processes and expanding new horizons thus reducing their risks.
In the conventional period, face-to-face agricultural extension works well. Unfortunately, we also know that face-to-face technique require resources that no public or private extension program has. For rural smallholder farmers, especially in developing countries, even though there has been significant adoption of digital technologies for extension services, there are still challenges that must be overcome for greater success. Digital education, limited internet connectivity, and affordability of digital services can undermine rural farmers’ capacity to fully benefit from the digital revolution.Digitally enabled extension can help newviewpoint to reach more farmers cost-effectively in a way that maximizes accountability and increases impact.
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But there are still many questions to answer, such as which digital tools or services are cost-effective, work best for reaching women and youth, give farmers voice, or can be sustained and scaled organizationally and financially. To get answers for these questions, we propose a common framework to help extension providers determine which digital tools and services to use to best complement traditional extension.
Digitalization of Agriculture
Extend the level of Agriculture to next level
To categorize digital tools and understand which tools can help to address farmers concerns, it is useful to understand how extension addresses farmers’ concerns. Thus, as a first step in defining a digital typology, ARDEAF divide extension functions into six steps which are as follows :
- Diagnose problems that farmers face.
- Make farmers aware of improved practices.
- Persuade them to try new practices.
- Teach good practices.
- Remind farmers what they’ve learned—with reminders timed to the phase of the crop cycle and weather, e.g., when it will rain.
- Get feedback from farmers regarding what they don’t understand and additional information they need and adapt accordingly.