E-EXTENSION

Technology is transforming farmers’ lives through improving efficiency and speed of disseminating information to a large group at the same time. At this era of technological advancement, Farmers need to shift from their traditional

A young farmer following twitter training

way of extension where extension officers were expected to visit and train them in their farms. This limited the number reached due various human and financial resources constraints.

This made our organization to adopt e-extension twitter tool to reach and train our small-scale farmers easily. The model is cost saving and easily accessible by our members who own mobile phones. Just by a tweet hundreds of

of farmers receive the information.

Our extension department has summarized various areas of training in seed production and ecological agriculture with a transmission plan to ensure farmers obtain the information regularly. When this information is tweeted beneficiaries receive it as a short text message. This information tool is suitable and most convenient as our farmers receive a tweet message without any limitation of the type of phone or internet connectivity.

 

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