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A combination of low cost phone and tablet personal computer called "GreenPHABLET driven GreenSIM 'was launched by the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).

"ICRISAT has been at the forefront of using the latest technology to benefit small farmers. The GreenPHABLET allow individual small farmers the information is precisely directed. This will help farmers purchase inputs at lower prices, getting better price for their products, and link to markets, thus putting them on the path to prosperity, "said William Dar, Director General of ICRISAT, while launching the GreenPHABLET, on Monday, said in a statement Tuesday.
Internet connectivity

The GreenPHABLET driven GreenSIM is priced at US $ 299 and was developed by ICRISAT Center of Excellence in ICT Innovations for Agriculture in collaboration with NUNC Systems, a company based in Hyderabad ..

"The device acts as a knowledge center village Mobile / common service center, farmers can benefit from modern information and communication technologies and the expansion of Internet connectivity in remote rural areas," says Dr. Dileepkumar Guntuku, Global Leader and director of the Center of Excellence ICRISAT ICT innovations for agriculture.
Share information in real time

"The exchange of information in real time between farmers and researchers allows farmers to improve crop productivity and researchers to collect accurate data in real time. This paves the way for future innovations in the field of agriculture" Sandeep says Dega, Senior Director of NUNC Systems.

The GreenSIM is a special SIM card that can be used with any mobile phone.

Apart from regular phone services small developing world farmers receive messages for free on the weather and pest problems, sharing the most competitive prices for agricultural inputs and crops.

This has proven effective in pilot tests.

"In 171 villages in three Indian states (Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka), agricultural incomes have risen since farmers can now compare prices of agricultural crops and inputs offered by both traditional local agent and now through GreenSIM "says Dr. Guntuku.

The GreenSIM was created under the partnership between ICRISAT, service provider Airtel mobile, and IFFCO (Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative) Kisan Sanchar Limited (IKSL).