TECHNOLOGY LED KNOWLEDGE INTERVENTION THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF SMARTPHONE APP ON PACKAGE OF PRACTICES OF FODDER CROPS, RANGE GRASSES AND LEGUMES
VIKAS C TYAGI, MANEET RANA, NEERAJ KUMAR*, AMIT K SINGH, SHWETA SANKHWAR, HIRDAYESH ANURAGI, GUNJAN GULERIA, ANJALI SONI, ABHISHEK DEB, HANEET RANA, SHAHID AHMED, RAM VINOD KUMAR AND AJOY KUMAR ROY
ICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi, India
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India
ICAR-Central Agroforestry Research Institute, Jhansi, India
Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi, India
ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi
Amity University, Noida, India
*(e-mail : neeraj0490@gmail.com)
(Received: 3 June 2019; Accepted: 27 June 2019)

SUMMARY

Technological advancements are being quickly adopted by agriculturists in the recent years. MAT (Mobile Applications Technology or m-learning) is no longer considered a techno-centric trend and is attractive for those interested in devices and technologies. The m-learning engages learners in learning activities without them being restricted to a physical location. Applications (apps) are the fundamental feature of android or mobile devices. This paper briefly reviews the development of multilingual android phone based application named “Fodder and Range grasses” enriched with importance and cultivation practices of 57 crops which includes fodder crops, range grasses and legumes. As this app is entirely free of charge, uses web interface and is compatible in all smartphones, will provide a unique opportunity for technology led quick knowledge intervention on cultivation and management of important fodder crops, range grasses and range legumes.

Key words: Fodder crops; mobile applications technology; range grasses; range legumes; smartphone

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