Asia Pacific Network (APN) for Global Change Research Project
The Asia Pacific Network (APN) for global change research project facilitates the development of an interactive and customisable web-based climate portal. This portal will transmit and disseminate timely climate information to farmers in key regions of India.
The Indian Government, in providing thousands of computer terminals and facilities across regional India, provides enormous opportunity for this web-based initiative to improve the sustainability of Indian farming communities.
The APN project video depicts real-life climate-based scenarios through 2nd Life avatars challenging the participant farmers about on-farm decisions. Discussions are stimulated at farmer-oriented internet kiosks in agricultural regions in India and on line with farmers and support staff.
The climate and weather scenario video is available to view in several different languages:
For further information on the APN project please contact Roger Stone.