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Digital Agriculture – June 2020 – Issue 22.2

Farmers increasingly learn to use the weather app during COVID times

The World is witnessing an unprecedented situation! Health workers and essential services are going about their life with utmost courage and sense of sacrifice. For farming communities, the journey continues in spite of this new crisis, besides the familiar ones like climate and markets. They are grappling with strained and near stagnant forward backward linkages with intermittent lockdowns.

On the other hand, the crisis has thrown up new modes of interaction, new relationships and processes. The digital technologies are creating new solutions to address social distancing!

We are extremely overwhelmed by the response we received for this issue with contributors spiritedly sharing their experiences giving new hope.We share some of these experience which inspire new ways of moving forward.

We are extremely grateful to MISEREOR who agreed to continue their support to this knowledge sharing initiative.

Hope and pray that we get over the crisis soon. For us in LEISA India team, it is yet another beginning with a stronger resolve after completing two decades!.

Your spirited response and the support with patronage and contribution keeps the movement strong, responsive, responsible and creating new hopes.

4. Editorial

5. Enabling digital transformation in agriculture

Krishna Kumar

10. Turning technology into a tool for regenerative agroecology

Usha Devi Venkatachalam

14. Going digital – Integrating experiential innovations in coconut farming

Anithakumari P.

18. Leveraging digital tools for adaptive food systems in India during the COVID-19 lockdown

Ram Dhulipala

22. Digital patform for promoting improved technologies

Bankey Bihari, Rajesh Bishnoi, Lakhan Singh and Suresh Kumar

26. In the news

28. Digital solutions for Aquaculture

Partha P Biswas

31. New Books

32. Sources

33. Bringing digital technology to farmers’ door steps

B K Singh, Ajay Singh, and Archana Srivastava

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