Proposal Development

Sustainable Digital Interventions for Finger Millet Farmers in India



Aparna Krishna

Assistant Professor. Department of Management Studies. Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad

Bharat Ramaswami

Dean, Academic Affairs and Professor of Economics, Ashoka University

Technology Category

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Finding the right partners and places to ask questions is paramount to understanding the drivers of agricultural transformation. To facilitate opportunities for researchers and partners to develop trust and scope early-stage evaluation questions, DAISI funds small Proposal Development grants. These support very preliminary, exploratory research activities, including researcher travel. With this proposal development grant, the researchers are identifying a suitable delivery mechanism, format, and content of digital extension services for finger millet farmers in India and building an understanding of how technology can be leveraged to reduce post-harvest crop losses and the amount of women’s labor required for cleaning, grading, and processing millet for sale.