MSSRF’s research to be featured in Springer India’s special issue on ICT and Agriculture
Chennai, November 14, 2018: M S Swaminathan Research Foundation coordinated with the journal ‘CSI Transactions on ICT’, published by Springer India, to bring out a special issue on Information Communication and Technology (ICT) and Agriculture. The emphasis of the proposed special issue of the journal is on publishing articles on the applicability and impact of diverse technologies among the farming and fishing community.
CSI Transactions on ICT, being a peer-reviewed journal, aims at providing the most credible and reliable source of information on contemporary developments in modern ICTs. It welcomes research articles on ICT applications in different development sectors including agriculture.
This special issue is set to carry nine papers that capture the participatory research, development experience and scientific interventions made by MSSRF along with its associated partners in the area of integrating ICTs and Agriculture.
Special Issue: ICT and Agriculture
Title of the article
Name of the authors
ICT and agriculture
Madhura Swaminathan and M.S. Swaminathan
Role of hub and spoke model for ICTs in agriculture
Nancy J. Anabel, Priyanka Mohan and R. Rajkumar
Quality farmer training videos to support South–South learning
Paul Van Mele, Florent Okry, Jonas Wanvoeke, Nafissath Fousseni Barres, Phil Malone, Jo Rodgers, Evana Rahman and Ahmad Salahuddin
Fisher Friend Mobile Application: a decision support system for small scale fishers in India
Nancy J. Anabel, S. Velvizhi and D. Suvitha
Mobile based learning for sustainable livelihoods: gender and pedagogy in the Life Long Learning for Farmers programme in India
P. Thamizoli, K. Balasubramanian, James Onyango, K. Kamaraj and R. Rengalakshmi
Role of Plant Clinics in addressing pest and disease management
R. Rajkumar and Nancy J. Anabel
The online culture of agriculture: exploring social media readiness of agricultural professionals
Bhattacharjee Suchiradipta and Saravanan Raj
Learning through social media: a Promethean gift?
Alexis Carr, P. Thamizoli, R. Rengalakshmi and K. Balasubramanian
Application of the internet of things (IoT) for smart farming: a case study on groundnut and castor pest and disease forewarning
Santosh Sam Koshy, Venkata Srikanth Sunnam, Prateek Rajgarhia, Kathiresan Chinnusamy, Durga Prasad Ravulapalli and Sarada Chunduri
MSSRF’s editorial team: Dr. Madhura Swaminathan, Chairperson, Ms. Priyanka Mohan, Consultant, IEC programme, Dr. R Rengalakshmi, Director, Ecotechnology, and Ms. Nancy J Anabel, former Director, IEC, played an important role in contributing and facilitating publishing of the research articles. Technical support was given by Mr. Dayanandam, Secretary, Biotechnology, for uploading and coordinating for the online submission.
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.