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Agriculture Information Service: Agri Market Information is Now Provided Via SMS

To inform farmers about market information via SMS from the AGMARKNET Portal the Government has devised certain mechanism. From Agricultural Produce Markets (APMCs) on the Agmarknet portal on real-time basis, the daily price information is collected.

Agriculture Information: PRISM Uses Modern Rice Information System

The Philippine Rice Information System (PRISM) has been providing the Department of Agriculture (DA) with timely seasonal data on rice area and yield and assessment of crop health and damage in the event of a typhoon, flood, or drought since 2014.

Agriculture Information : Farmers will Get SMS Alert about Weather Conditions

Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that district level weather forecast for next 5-days is provided to farmers in respect of:

National Agricultural Information Services in Zambia

The National Agricultural Information Services (NAIS) is a specialised information wing of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, whose main role is that of supporting the extension services of the ministry through the dissemination of agricultural information through the mass media. NAIS is also the Public Relations wing of the ministry. Among the main functions of NAIS is the dissemination of agricultural technical information to the rural communities with the aim of achieving the national development agenda through rural development in general and agricultural development in particular.

The overall mission of NAIS is to promote the adoption of proven agricultural technologies by small scale farmers through the use of the mass media in order to enhance the adoption of improved farming methods as a way of increasing their production and productivity.

The Objectives of Agricultural Information Services are:

- To develop and disseminate appropriate agricultural information to farmers through the use of the mass media in order to enhance the adoption of improved farming methods so as to increase production and productivity.
- To create awareness of agricultural programmes and promote and manage the public image of the ministry.

Electronic Collection, Dissemination of Information-

Agricultural Production:

- Designing and production of agricultural teaching aids
- Production of agricultural publications
- Illustrations and translations
- Advertising in magazine and newsletter

Broadcasting Migrating from Analogue to Digital Systems of Broadcasting in a modern farming business environment.
In view of the digital migration,as a department we are moving in tandem with all media houses to be at the same level of migrating.

Radio Programmes:

-Audio recording services
-Agricultural radio broadcasts
-Rural Notebook programmes
-Audi recording equipment
-supervision of radio farm forums

TV Documentaries:

- Audio visual services
- Lima Time television programmes
- Audio visual equipment
- Agricultural air space for advertising

Source: http://www.agriculture.gov.zm/