e­Arik: Using ICTs to Facilitate "Climate­Smart Agriculture" among Tribal Farmers of North­East India

Author and Institution: 
R. Saravanan, Central Agricultural University, India
Outline: 

The e­Arik (e­agriculture) project was initiated in 2007, aiming to disseminate "climate­smart agriculture practices" and also to achieve food security. Climate-­smart farm practices  were seen as those that were sustainable, low input and reliant on organic technologies; and focus was on the two major crops of the project area: paddy rice (Oriza sativa) and Khasi mandarin oranges (Citrus reticulata).