"As Monsoon Severity Increases, Mobile Phone Expansion Opens Potential
US$10 Billion Value for Smallholder Farmers"
Excerpt:"India’s innovative program is one of many successful examples of a climate information system that could potentially be tested and scaled up in other countries, including those in sub-Saharan Africa."
Source: India to Triple Number of Farmers Using Mobile Phones to Get Weather and Market Data
CGIAR, April 16, 2012
"The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a strategic partnership of the CGIAR and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP). CCAFS brings together the world’s best researchers in agricultural science, development research, climate science and Earth System science, to identify and address the most important interactions, synergies and tradeoffs between climate change, agriculture and food security. For more information, visit www.ccafs.cgiar.org."