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  • Utility and Impact of ESSO-INCOIS Services: Reflections of Fishers from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala & Puducherry

    This document is a compilation of case studies of fishers who have benefitted from the programme initiated by the collaborative project of M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) and Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS). Enhancing the capacities of the fishers to improve their livelihood opportunities in the coastal villages is the focus area of this MSSRF-INCOIS project. The partnership that was initiated in 2009, aim at building the capacity of the fishers to...

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  • Fisher Friend Mobile Application: a decision support system for small scale fishers in India

    The development of technology and needs of fishing community in the post tsunami context in India created a demand for the development of mobile applications for fisherfolk. The Fisher Friend Mobile Application (Fisher Friend) was introduced in Binary runtime environment for wireless platform for CDMA in three languages to fishermen in two states in 2007. It has now evolved into an android application with a desirable user interface in nine languages covering fisherfolk in coastal India. A...

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  • Plant Clinics of Thiruvaiyaru: a Study based on Farmers Perspectives

    Agriculture continues to be a primary livelihood option for a majority of Indian rural population. A greater percentage of them are small and marginal farmers and they contribute significantly to the country's food security. However, a large section of them cannot get basic crop health services. Their traditional knowledge and lived experiences seem to be inadequate to meet some new challenges in crop husbandry. This knowledge gap needs to be filled in by scientific advisories. Farmers need on...

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  • Utility and Impact of ESSO-INCOIS Services: Reflections of Fishers from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala Puducherry

    This document is a compilation of case studies of fishers who have benefitted from the programme initiated by the collaborative project of M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) and Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS). Enhancing the capacities of the fishers to improve their livelihood opportunities in the coastal villages is the focus area of this MSSRF-INCOIS project. The partnership that was initiated in 2009, aim at building the capacity of the fishers to...

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  • Role of Helpline Services in the Lives of Fishermen: Case Studies from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

    Three fishermen who went missing were rescued from the sea with the help of Indian Coast Guard. These fishermen owe it to the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) and M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF). The role of INCOIS-MSSRF fisheries helpline service can be understood by the description of the incident which happened on 26.8.2012 in Mandapam region of Ramanathapuram District. Like any other day, fishermen namely Mr Kannan, Mr Muniyappan and Mr Selvam went...

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  • Improving Livelihoods of Fishermen- Case Studies from Andhra Pradesh and Union Territory of Puducherry

    For over two decades M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) has been in the forefront in taking Information and Communication Technology (ICT) enabled development activities to the rural communities through Village Resource Centres (VRCs) and Village Knowledge Centres (VKCs). In 2003, most of the activities were brought under the aegis of the Jamsetji National Virtual Academy. The VRCs and the VKCs use both traditional and modern technologies to provide information/knowledge to rural women...

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  • Livelihood with Ecological integrity

    Technological advances and impressive economic growth notwithstanding. India is still home to the largest number of hungry (approz. 300 million) and malnourished people (approx. 750 million) in the world. Most of them live in rural areas. Around 700 million people (nearly 70 percent of India,s population)Living in 638,365 villages are largely unskilled, illiterate, resource poor and devoid of the benefits of economic growth and technological advances.

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  • A Study on Sustainability Plan of Village Knowledge Centre in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

    The Village Knowledge Centre has made its mark in bringing out knowledge connectivity among the community members by its services pertaining to content dissemination, capacity building and linkages. Thus far it positioned its stand among different players in the national scenario due its focus on knowledge connectivity leading to development with social inclusion principle. The journey with the Village Knowledge Centre for more than a decade with an M S Swaminathan Research Foundation supported...

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  • User Guide on INCOIS - Ocean Observation Services

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  • Fisheries Entitlement User Manual

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