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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Agricultural Information and Knowledge for All: Success Stories on ICT/ICM in AR4D in Asia an the Pacific Region, 2013

APAARI has been instrumental in identifying, documenting and disseminating success stories on agricultural innovation and technologies with an aim to enable all ARD stakeholders to adopt successful practices for their systems. We have recently attempted to document four successful initiatives in ICT aiming at open access to agricultural information at the national, regional and global levels.

This publication highlights four success stories namely: i) Open Access to Agricultural Research Journals in India, ii) Empowering Farmers through Rice Knowledge Management Portal in India, iii) AgrobIS: Managing Agrobiodiversity Data and Information in Malaysia, and iv) Knowledge Networking for Agricultural Research for Development: The Philippines K-AgriNet Program. These success stories present different approaches, models, institutional collaboration, partnerships, community participation, and development of need-based information services to promote openness in sharing agricultural information and knowledge and placing it in the public domain for the benefit of wide range of stakeholders.

We hope that this publication will be immensely useful to all those engaged in promoting ICT/ICM for agricultural development in the Asia-Pacific region.

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