Title Integrating ICTs in Agricultural Development- A Case for ATMA project. Authors Manish Kumar Chitra Pathak S.P.Gupta. Introduction. Even though agriculture only contributes over 25% to our GDP, it is a source of livelihood for more than 60 per cent of the population.
Summary of Findings dissemination and also to give a new direction to the Indian extension system with pilot testing of the Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) model in 28 pilot districts of India.
Innovations in ICT Applications articulation of needs and facilitate integration of local and global knowledge
-For instance in Thailand APRTC (www.aprtc.org)
- A new extension communication approach that will help enhance food and livelihood security of the vulnerable farm families that inhabit the SAT region of the developing world