Projects

E-farmer allows farmers to trade produce before making a costly trip to market

E-Farmer is the first mobile auction system that allows farmers to trade produce before making a costly and time-consuming trip to the market as well as allowing them to seek advice on weather patterns and other agricultural issues. | Read more...

Low-cost computing devices and initiatives for the developing world

A short inventory of known projects related to 'low cost ICT user devices for the developing world', with special attention to the education sector. The projects and products included in this idiosyncratic list run the gamut from small research... | Read more...

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

AGRA is a dynamic partnership working across the African continent to help millions of small-scale farmers and their families lift themselves out of poverty and hunger. AGRA programmes develop practical solutions to significantly boost farm productivity... | Read more...

SixBlue Data provides mobile technology solutions for NGOs

SixBlue Data offers experienced mobile data information solutions for global non governmental organizations (NGO) with an emphasis on usability in field environments. Data collection forms are designed and deployed for multiple mobile device platforms,... | Read more...

Trading commodities via SMS

The IFAD-supported Smallholder Enterprise and Marketing Programme (SHEMP) in Zambia introduced an innovative way to address this problem. Under its agribusiness component (one of three components, alongside road access and group formation), it put... | Read more...

Eastern Corridor Agro-Market Information Centre

The ECAMIC project focuses on supporting farmers in the Eastern Corridor through forming cooperative farmer groups. The Social Enterprise Foundation of West Africa (SEND) promotes the cultivation of soy beans in the northeast of Ghana through the... | Read more...

Manobi South Africa

In conjunction with Sonatel, Manobi has successfully introduced in Africa the use of the mobile phone by producers as an information and interaction tool for their production and marketing industry. The Senegalese producers, fishermen, traders, local... | Read more...

Information technology, market performance, and welfare in the south Indian fisheries sector

The adoption of mobile phones by fishermen and wholesalers in Kerala was associated with a dramatic reduction in price dispersion, the complete elimination of waste, and near-perfect adherence to the Law of One Price. www. | Read more...

Nokia Siemens Networks Village Connection

Village Connection solution is designed to provide a cost-efficient addition to existing GSM networks, effectively extending coverage beyond the point at which a conventional network roll-out would be too expensive. www. | Read more...

Mobile for Good

M4G delivers vital health, employment and community content via SMS on mobile phones in order to inform and empower disadvantaged individuals and help bridge the digital divid the widening technology gulf which exists between rich and poor. | Read more...

Urban Sensing: Mobile Phones for Environmental Data Collection

Mobile phones aren't just for texting. An emerging field of research uses mobiles for "urban sensing," allowing phones to collect scientific data in new and innovative ways. http://mobileactive. | Read more...

Ghana Agricultural Information Network Collaboration Using ICT

GAINS acts as the referral centre for information requests on agriculture. It also links electronically with eighteen participating libraries and information centres of agriculture-related research institutes. | Read more...

Cambodia Crop Production and Marketing Project

CCPMP has the overarching aim of improving agricultural value chains as a key to sustainable growth and poverty reduction in Western Cambodia. Using mobile technology, the project facilitates the sharing of knowledge and information at all stages of... | Read more...

REN_Uganda

This project will directly target 300 small-scale farmers in 3 districts. Results will be broadcasted by rural radio to an estimated audience of 2 million farmers in English and three local languages, namely Luganda, Luo and Runyakitara. | Read more...

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