Mobile-based personalized advisory with insurance component helps in reducing agriculture risks
|Title||Mobile-based personalized advisory with insurance component helps in reducing agriculture risks|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Institution||M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation|
|Keywords||Abiotic risks, Crop-phenology, Pests, vulnerable|
Smallholder farmers in India are increasingly exposed equally to both abiotic risks (climate change and extreme weather events) and biotic risks (pest and disease infestations). The increased exposure to risk (weather, pests, diseases, nutrient disorders, weeds etc.) and accompanying agricultural income losses make small farmers more vulnerable. Such vulnerability further discourages farmers from investing in both productivity enhancing innovations as well as human capital, affecting growth prospects for existing and future generations. In this context, there is ample scope in using innovative tools to improve agricultural risk management and reduce the burden of climate change. One such tool is picture-based monitoring of crop phenology to extend necessary advisory support and insurance services.
M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
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