Climate-smart agro-advisory services for major food crops in South and Southeast Asia
The Climate-Smart Agriculture Advisory Service (CSAAS) seeks to harness the power of information and communications technology (ICT) for the outscaling of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) technologies and climate-informed advisory services for rice, maize, and wheat in South and Southeast Asia. ICT plays an increasingly important role in disseminating agricultural advisory services to farmers with timely and farm-specific information to improve their crop management decisions.
CSAAS aims at expanding the capabilities of the Rice Crop Manager (RCM), a web-based application available on smartphones developed by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), currently upscaled in the Philippines. The RCM enables agricultural extension staff to ensure sustainable productivity gains for poor rice farmers, through cost-effective crop management.
- Publisher: International Rice Research Institute
- Language: English
- Pages: 2 pages