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Agriculture is the primary source of livelihood and the mainstay of about 80 per cent of the rural population in the state of Jharkhand. Most of the farmers are small and marginal landholders. In Jharkhand 92 per cent of the total cultivated area is un-irrigated thus agriculture here is characterized as nature dependent, coupled with mono cropping and low investment capacity of farmers pushing them into the vicious cycle of poverty.
A Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning workshop for the Digital Integration to Amplify Agricultural Extension Project was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on February 5th and 6th, 2015.
Digital Green and Ethiopia's Ministry of Agriculture have been collaborating since 2012 to pilot the Digital Green approach to improve agricultural productivity in four regions (Tigray, Oromia, Amhara and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region), reaching over 25,000 farmers till date.
Our ‘Brown Bag’ session today, where we bring in experts from within Digital Green and outside to spark our imagination and inspire us to do something different and something more, did exactly that.