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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 2923-2930
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.362


A Study on Assessing the Potential and Use of Mobile Phones by Farmers in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh
D. Vinod Naik1*, M. Kavitha2 and R.V.S.K. Reddy3
1Agril. Extension, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Periyavaram, Venkatagiri, SPSR Nellore Dist, A.P, India
2Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Periyavaram, Venkatagiri, SPSR Nellore Dist, A.P., India
3Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural University, V.R. Gudem, A.P., India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The agriculture sector benefits more from mobile phones in the developing countries as it saves money, time and offers accurate advantage for farmers. The mobile phone system can be used to alert villagers about disease outbreaks and other important agricultural information. Many of the farmers suffer from lack of up to date, accurate market price information because of their remote location, or simply because they don‘t know how and where to get trustworthy information. A study was undertaken to assess the potential and use of mobile phones by farmers. The study sample comprised of 120 farmers, selected randomly from the farmers visiting Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Periyavaram, SPSR Nellore District, A.P. The study indicates that 24.16 % farmers owned a mobile for more than 3 years and 85.84 percent received information related to agriculture from farmers. All the respondents interviewed said that they would like to subscribe if KVK Periyavaram starts mobile based advisory service, although only 68.34 % said that they would be willing to pay a nominal fee of Rs.100 per month. As regards the type of services expected through such a mobile service, farmers identified the areas - disease identification and control measures (72.50 %), Crop Variety recommended/appropriate (53.33 %) and about Agronomic Practices (40.80 %). Further, about 32.50 per cent of the respondents reported to be ready to receive the information regarding Sowing Time followed by Post-Harvest Operations (18.33 %) and Seed Treatment (17.50 %), Fertilizer Applications (15.83 %) and Marketing (11.66 %). The study illustrates the need for a mobile based agri advisory services and possible policy implications for different stakeholders.


Keywords: Advisory services, Mobile telephony, Respondents Farming
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Vinod Naik, D., M. Kavitha and Reddy, R.V.S.K. 2019. A Study on Assessing the Potential and Use of Mobile Phones by Farmers in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 2923-2930. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.362