Social Innovations and Access to Technology and Extension Services for SmallHolder Farmers: Insights from Three Cases
It is a paradox that despite having a huge market and favourable price for most of the agricultural products, the farmers live in poverty. This chapter investigates the role of social innovations in technology and extension services for small and marginal farmers in India. Drawing insights from three cases this chapter demonstrates that small and marginal farming can be profitable and productive if the farmers are provided with access to quality extension services and market linkage. Grass roots innovations are vital for providing these cost-effective services.
KeywordsSocial innovation Extension services Technology Farmers India
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