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Success Stories on Information and Communication Technologies for Agriculture and Rural Development

This publication showcases seven case studies: (i) Digital Green: Leverage social networks for agricultural extension (ii) e-Krishok: Making ICT work for farmers-a 360 degree ICT-enabled solution to empower farmers (iii) Adapting consumer technology to combat illegal fishing in Timor-Leste (iv) Mobile GAP Assessment System : New technology for family farms involved in quality assurance schemes (v) The revolutionary PRIDETM model by mKRISHI – empowering farmers to live with dignity (vi) Mobile Market Information Service: A Pilot project of ICT use for smallholder farmers in Papua New Guinea (vii) Nano Ganesh – a revolutionary ICT tool for farm irrigation.

APAARI in partnership with FAP RAP brought out this publication in September 2015.

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A Success Story on ITC e-Choupal: Innovation for Large Scale Rural Transformation

The publication on “ITC e-Choupal: Innovation for Large Scale  Rural Transformation: A Success Story“ embraces useful information  on several important aspects of ITC’s initiative on e-Choupal: (i) a  farmer’s experience on benefits of e-Choupal, (ii) challenges of Indian  Agriculture, (iii) ITC’s strategy for sustainable and inclusive growth, (iv)  ITC Choupal integrated rural development strategy, (v) ITC e-Choupal  providing information, knowledge and quality inputs and expanding  market access, (vi) supplementary income generation through livestock  development, women’s empowerment, and vocational training, and  (vii) augmenting natural resources through watershed development  and social and farm forestry.

It is expected that this publication will be immensely useful to the policy makers, planners, researchers, extension officials, farmers and farming communities and other stakeholders.

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Wax Apple Industry in Taiwan: A Success Story (2014)


Wax apple also known as java apple, rose apple, bell fruit and wax jambu, was introduced in Taiwan in 17th Century. In early days, its cultivation was on small scalelimited to gardens and was grown mainly in summer season. Withthe development of improved varieties, and cultivation techniques,its cultivation spread to fairly large areas and has now become one ofthe most popular fruits in Taiwan. It is also now an important crop forexport particularly to China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada. It is cultivated mainly in Southern Taiwan. Wax apple is primarily used raw and in juice, jelly, salad and wine making. It is also used for decoration in the Chinese cuisine. With the development of high yielding and better quality varieties, improved agronomic practices, use of improved techniques for extending production period and application of efficient soil management techniques, wax apple is increasingly gaining more importance in Taiwan.

This publication entitled “Wax Apple Industry in Taiwan : A Success Story” embodies: i) importance, ii) general production scenario, iii) improved varieties, iv) cultivation practices, v) post-harvest handling, vi) processing and export, vii) production-market linkage, viii) factors for success of industry, and ix) future prospects and suggested strategy.


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