This is intended to be a comprehensive list of ICT projects in the domain of agriculture, markets, and trade. This includes marketing information systems, mobile money and financial services, and agricultural extension services. It includes academic / research, commercial, and NGO / aid agency projects. The list was last checked and updated on Jan 18, 2013.
Project Title Country
Afghanistan Bangladesh Benin Bolivia Brazil Burkina Faso Cameroon Chile China Colombia Cote D'Ivoire Egypt Ethiopia Ghana Haiti Honduras India Indonesia Kenya Laos Libya Malawi Mali Mexico Mexico / USA Morocco Mozambique Multi-Country Niger Nigeria Nigeria and Keny Pakistan Papua New Guinea Peru Philippines Rwanda Senegal Somalia South Africa Sri Lanka Tanzania Thailand Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
Agricultural Extension Services
Agricultural Services (Other)
Certification and Standards
Market Price Information
Service Building Markets Afghanistan Buyer/Seller Matching mobile phone, SMS Bulk SMS alerts local business to tender bidding opportunities Malomat (Roshan) Afghanistan Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS, IVR Latest pricing information for over 30 commodities mHalawa (defunct) Afghanistan Financial mobile banking Make contactless mobile transactions at the point of sale, as well as purchase air time, pay bills and transfer funds to family and friends directly from their mobile phone Oxus Network Afghanistan Financial mobile banking MFI offers loans through mobile banking platform TAMAS Afghanistan Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS, radio, e-mail Provides price updates on commodities at 11 different locations. TAMAS uses mobile phones, radio, and email to deliver farm prices. TradeNet/Roshan (defunct?) Afghanistan Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS Access to pricing information through SMS delivery system (defunct?) Agricultural Market Information for Farmers (AMIS) Bangladesh Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS market price information Ekhanei (was Cellbazaar) Bangladesh Buyer/Seller Matching web, mobile phone, SMS offers a virtual marketplace for the 20 million mobile-phone subscribers of Bangladesh's GrameenPhone Ltd. See agriculture category e-Purjee: Digital Purjee Information Service Bangladesh Procurement mobile phone, SMS, telecenter, software The Digital Purjee Information Service via SMS ensures timely harvest, enhanced income for farmers, and ready supply of raw materials for sugar mills. e-Krishok Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, voice, SMS e-Krishok offers information and advisory services through mobile phones (call back and SMS) and email. All information is sourced from the government and private sectors: e-Krishok collates and disseminates this directly to farmers. Banglalink Channel I Krishi News 3646 Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Services IVR IVR based service where agro professionals can get the latest and crucial agriculture news. jigyasha 7676 Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Services voice Helpline providing advice on agriculture, vegetable and fruit farming, poultry, livestock, fisheries krishibazaar Bangladesh Market Price Information, Buyer/Seller Matching IVR IVR based services to access market prices and allow buyers and sellers to find each other mPower Farmer Query System Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Services smartphone, SMS, web, email, mobile app using technology to bridge the knowledge gap between agricultural researchers and farmers in the fields. Mobile app on smartphone used by an infomediary InfoPrix Benin (defunct?) Benin Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS Surveyors of food security monitor 64 rural markets for prices of 25 most important staple foods, offers market prices of the 25 most important staple foods via SMS (http://www.onasa.org/ does not load)
AGRUCO center (defunct?) Bolivia Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS SMS platform that supports agricultural extension services and training Brazil Inland Fisheries - Sustainable Livelihoods and Conservation (defunct) Brazil Agricultural Extension Services radio, video, telemetry The project aims to create and implement a model for sustainable socio-environmental river management of the Sao Francisco River basin, use of community radio and participatory video. Fish telemetry (radio telemetry) is also an important component of the project. Miproka (Maison d'Information et de Promotion du Karite) / Songtaaba Burkina Faso Agricultural Extension Services, Buyer/Seller Matching telecenter, web, radio, mobile phone, SMS improving shea butter production and distribution with ICT, assisting women TV Koodo Burkina Faso Agricultural Extension Services, Market Price Information television (status: no longer running?) provides viewers of Burkina Faso's national television channel with monthly information on market prices for livestock and grain, in addition to discussing various topics with guests invited to participate in the broadcasts Sissili Vala Kori (defunct?) Burkina Faso Agricultural Extension Services telecenter, digital camera, e-mail project aims to improve communication and information between the farmers' federation FEPPASI and its members AgroHub Cameroon Buyer/Seller Matching mobile phone, SMS, web Platform to connect rural farmers with markets in the city Allo Ingenier (defunct?) Cameroon Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, voice on-call agriculture experts provide information to farmers DatAgro (defunct?) Chile Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS SMS service providing info on weather, crops, and other topics to rural farmers Electronic Water Market (Mercado Electronico del Agua) (defunct) Chile Agricultural Services (Other) Web Water rights trading platform designed to reduce agricultural water price speculation ODEPA (defunct) Chile Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS m-Learning pilot study on the effectiveness of mobile learning via SMS to provide agri-training China- 12582 China Buyer/Seller Matching, Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, voice, SMS an information service, a market place and a social network linking farmers together. Ningxia ICT Project (defunct?) China Agricultural Extension Services, Market Price Information call center, web provide information on agriculture, markets, weather, financial instruments and health, voice and video training on agricultural technology and processes, facilities to upload and download information from websites CCTV-7 China Agricultural Extension Services television agricultural and military programs Cropster Colombia Certification and Standards, Decision Support web, computer, software We provide solutions for small and medium sized businesses in the agricultural supply chain. We help to improve information access, data transparency and to make well-informed decisions RONGEAD SMS Cote D'Ivoire Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS, email weekly summaries on cashew market (see www.rongead.org) Virtual Extension and Research Communication Network (VERCON) Egypt Agricultural Extension Services web to improve, through strengthened research-extension linkages, the agricultural advisory services provided to Egyptian farmers and in particular to resource poor farmers in order to increase production in food and agriculture with the goal of raising farm incomes FieldLook Egypt Egypt Decision Support, Agricultural Extension Services web, sensors, mapping software Information obtained by satellites to improve yield and increase the water use efficiency, accessible through the computer. Select the type of data you want to receive, and how often you want to receive it. If desired, your extension officer will receive the same information, online. Ethiopia Commodity Exchange Ethiopia Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS, IVR SMS on deals completed on Ethiopian Commodity Exchange trading floor, subscribers send SMS to request commodity prices, the price difference from the previous day's listings, and the volume sold LINKS Ethiopia Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS, GPS, email, radio, web provides near real time market information which is available on request via SMS text message system Market Data Dissemination Project, Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (defunct?) Ethiopia Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS, IVR The platform will allow hundreds of thousands of users to access market data information simply and independently using their mobile telephones E-commerce for nontraditional exports Ghana Market Price Information, Buyer/Seller Matching web, e-commerce Provides information about buyers and sellers. ICT services will include: 1) a website service for non-traditional farmers, exporters and their customers, 2) on-line services on market and crop information 3) a database on production, export organisations and their products, and 4) the introduction of an e-commerce application supported by training. E-commerce for women Ghana Buyer/Seller Matching web, e-commerce buyers and sellers info Eastern Corridor Agro-market Information Center (ECAMIC) Ghana Market Price Information email, mobile phone, SMS, motorcycle Price Information collected at the local district markets is combined with relevant other agriculture information. It is distributed through e-mail, by motorcycle, and to mobile phone subscribers who receive SMS alerts.
Farmerline Ghana Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, voice, SMS Farmerline is a mobile and web-based system that furnishes farmers and investors with relevant agro industry content to improve productivity and increase income. Features a voice forum that allows farmers to ask questions by calling a toll free helpline where an extension officer answers via a web interface that sends the farmer a voice SMS. Farmers can also browse through other farmers' questions and answers. Additionally automated SMS alerts to farmers. ICT Support for Rural Agricultural Literacy Ghana Agricultural Extension Services telecentre, video small-scale producers (the pilot starts with yam, cassava and cowpea farmers) are supported by the Women and Development (WADEP) organisation with technical information on production. They are also supported with marketing skills and opportunities, and access to timely information. Radio Ada Ghana Agricultural Extension Services, Market Price Information radio, Internet Broadcasts information and communication services to strengthen fishers' livelihood. Broadcasts on market prices, financial advice about how to open a bank account and how to save money, information on relevant fishing techniques, and where to fish. Talking Books / Literacy Bridge Ghana Agricultural Extension Services audio book (custom device) Provides rural, illiterate persons with a handheld device that enables users to create and listen to recordings and to copy recordings between devices for improving learning opportunities and knowledge sharing CocoaLink Ghana Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS, voice a mobile technology service that delivers timely farming, social and marketing information to cocoa farmers in 15 communities in western Ghana to improve incomes and livelihoods MFarms Agribusiness Solutions Ghana Decision Support, Procurement mobile phone, Internet, mobile app, software Wireless mobile application that allows companies and agricultural value chain actors to collect data on direct sales, monitoring of operations, tracking stocks with the use of mobile phone on real-time basis. T-Cash Haiti Financial mobile phone, SMS, mobile banking Mobile wallet managed by local agents and accessed through SMS capable phone TchoTcho Haiti Financial mobile phone, SMS, mobile banking allows Haitians to complete basic banking functions such as cash withdrawals, deposits and transfers safely and securely through their mobile phone and does not require them to have a traditional bank account. Voila (Comcel) Haiti Financial mobile phone, SMS, mobile banking Airtime Top Up, Bill Payment, Domestic Money Transfer, G2P, Salary Disbursement Fintrac Honduras Agricultural Extension Services GPS, computer, digital camera, printer, mobile phone, portable weather station extension field agents access location-specific agricultural information, provide immediate technical advice to farmers and track their extension activities aAQUA (almost all questions answered) India Agricultural Extension Services web an online multilingual, multimedia agricultural portal for disseminating information from and to rural communities. It answers farmers' queries based on the location, season, crop and other information provided by farmers. Agriwatch India Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS, web Internet-enabled information service that provides subscribers with agricultural market and technical information in the form of newspapers, magazines, SMS, and a website Akashganga India Procurement digital scale, printer, computer automates the local milk collection process for dairy cooperative in India. A digital scale is connected to a PC that maintains local transaction records and prints payment slips Aquachoupal India Market Price Information computer, web, telecenter / kiosk a web-based initiative of ITC's International Business Division, offers shrimp farmers in Andhra Pradesh information, products and services to enhance productivity, improve farm-gate prices and cut transaction costs. Awaaz.De India Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, IVR a voice application for farmers featuring a forum for asking questions and browsing others' questions and responses on a range of agricultural topics BSNL & NFL India Agricultural Extension Services, Market Price Information voice, SMS subscribers get a free SMS or voicemail 5 times daily with mandi prices, soil testing, farming techniques, dairy and weather forecasts in the local language of the region of the subscriber e-Krishi India Agricultural Extension Services, Market Price Information web provides web-based services for facilitating and enabling farmers and other stakeholders through Agri Business Centres to interact with agricultural service providers in the private, government and non- government sectors. E-Krishi is available through the national network of Akshaya telecenters. eChoupal India Market Price Information, Procurement telecenter / kiosk By visiting the eChoupal village information kiosk, farmers can find out the current price of soy at various markets and then sell his harvest directly to a nearby ITC-IBD agent ekgaon India Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, camera, barcodes, SMS, IVR, web a suite of mobile tools to create financial, agricultural, and citizen-oriented applications (designed mostly as either SMS or IVR services) for an audience of primarily rural-based mobile phone owners eSagu India Agricultural Extension Services cameras, PC-based kiosk, mobile phone, SMS Extension workers are given cameras to document problems and farming conditions. They submit image-based reports and text to agricultural experts at a central location and download advice that they then convey to farmers. Gyandoot India Agricultural Extension Services web, computers, telecenter The Gyandoot project installed a computer network in the district, connecting 31 village centres. It made use of information and communication technology to provide online services, including land revenue-related transactions, public grievance redressal, village auction, a matrimonial site, government services and entitlements, expert consultation, a free e-mail facility on social issues, employment news and a village newspaper. iKisan India Agricultural Extension Services computers, web Ikisan is an agricultural portal, a one-stop information resource for farmers. Ikisan provides online, detailed content on crops, crop management techniques, fertilisers & pesticides and a host of other agriculture related material. KRIBHCO Reliance Kisan Limited India Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, voice, sms, web provides general information related to agriculture IFFCO Kisan Sancha- IKSL Agri Hotline India Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, voice provides farmers with 5 free daily voice updates on mandi prices, farming techniques, weather forecasts, rural health initiatives and fertilizer availability IFMR Trust Pilot in Kadi India Market Price Information sensors, mobile phones pilot project to facilitate trading in castor seeds- aims to help small and marginalized farmers improve price realization for their agricultural commodities Kerala Independent Fish Workers Federation India Agricultural Extension Services email, telecentre, GPS, mobile phones, hand radios provided training to fisherfolk in the use of computer-based applications, Internet, email, GPS, fish finders, mobile phones and hand radios. It is also setting up information centres which will provide fishworkers with information on fishing and commerce obtained from various institutions LifeLines India Agricultural Extension Services landline phone, mobile phone, IVR a mobile-based advisory service for farmers Mandi Bhav India Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS, mobile app subscribers on the Tata Indicom network can get real-time spot market prices on 500 commodities from over 3,000 mandis across India Mandi on Mobile India Market Price Information mobile phone, voice provides live updates regarding current rates and day-to-day arrivals of 108 commodities to different mandies in Uttar Pradesh MCX (Multi-Commodity Exchange) of India India Market Price Information computer, printer, scanner, fax machine, webcam infrastructure to access provided at a local post office Mobiquity India Financial mobile phone, SMS, IVR offers a mobile commerce service delivery platform, with APIs to banking and credit card gateways. As a multi-bearer platform, it allows subscribers to use SMS, GPRS, USSD and IVR to access mobiquity and third party services, and provides operators with a choice of delivery channel. mKrishi India Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS, IVR, weather station, camera offers personalized advisory services in voice or graphic modes on simple cell phones Nano Ganesh India Agricultural Services (Other) mobile app A cellphone application which allows farmers in Maharashtra to remotely access their irrigation pumps Reuters Market Light India Market Price Information SMS provides personalized agricultural information over mobile phones to farmers, more than 300 crops and about 1300 markets available on RML. Warana Wired Village Project India Agricultural Extension Services, Procurement mobile phone, SMS a remote bookkeeping system for the Warana cooperative, allowing the NGO to keep track of farmer outputs and issue pay stubs, land records, and other documents. India Agriline India Agricultural Extension Services, Market Price Information web, telecenter agricultural information (techniques, weather, market prices) to help farmers make better decisions and improve productivity and income e-Arik India Agricultural Extension Services computers, Internet, phone, radio, television A research project to experiment the application of ICTs in agricultural extension services provision and also to measure its impact on the tribal farmers has been implemented in “Yagrung” village of East Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh State. Honey Bee Network India Agricultural Extension Services web, database The Honey Bee Network for dissemination and documentation of local and farmer innovation processes. ICAAP India Agricultural Extension Services web Documentation of best practices at farmer level (e-portal). The portal aims to provide comprehensive and interactive agricultural information to stakeholders for better decision making on various agricultural enterprises across the world. Intelligent Advisory System for Farmers (IASF) India Decision Support, Agricultural Extension Services web, database An advisory system, a hybrid system by integrating Expert System (ES) and Case-base Reasoning (CBR) for answering queries related to farming activities carried out in Northeast states of India. AgriFone India Agricultural Extension Services Smartphone, mobile app Agribusiness oriented platform that provides access to agricultural information over mobile phones Behtar Zindagi India Agricultural Extension Services, Market Price Information IVR IVR mobile service supplying customer with information in agriculture and education Fisher Friend India Agricultural Extension Services, Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS Application that provides timely information on local fish markets, the weather, and the sea mKisan India Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS, IVR, voice Mobile based agriculture advisory service for small and medium scale farmers MobileKisan Credit Card (mKCC) India Financial mobile banking Allows farmers to withdraw money or buy seeds, fertilizers etc without direct cash transactions Mrittikka India Agricultural Extension Services software Soil nutrient analysis and recommendation tool- farmers receive tailored input requirements Fasal India Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS launched by Intuit Inc, formerly known as Project Agrinova. Uses SMS to deliver crop price information to farmers in India 8desa Indonesia Agricultural Extension Services, Procurement, Decision Support voice, SMS, web Business social network for farmers. Peer-to-peer messaging classified by crops and regions Banana Information Line Kenya Agricultural Extension Services TTS provided farmers in Kenya with information in either English or Kiswahili, related to how to plant, grow, and harvest bananas. It ran as a pilot for several months in 2006, but has now been superseded by the NAFIS information line, launched in April of 2008, which covers a wider range of crops and livestock. DrumNet Kenya Buyer/Seller Matching, Procurement mobile phone, SMS an ICT-powered platform that facilitated cooperation between producers, buyers, agro-dealers and banks. End-to-end process with defined roles and responsibilities for supply-chain partners. Created a standardized, predictable, rule oriented environment in which partners can engage and complete transactions. Infonet Biovision Farmer Information Platform Kenya Agricultural Extension Services web provides information on farming techniques National Farmer's Information Service (NAFIS) Kenya Agricultural Extension Services, Market Price Information mobile phone, voice, web enables farmers get critical extension information by either browsing through the Internet or calling a hotline The Organic Farmer Kenya Agricultural Extension Services radio, audio, web offers concrete guidance and practical tips to farmers on securing and increasing their harvests through simple, environmentally friendly methods KACE MILS / Soko Hewani Kenya Buyer/Seller Matching mobile phone, voice, call center, Radio Soko Hewani, The Supermarket On Air, is an innovative Radio Programme developed by the Kenya Agricultural Commodity Exchange Limited (KACE) and accessed through the KACE Market Call Centre (MCC) to help clients to sell or buy, lease or rent agricultural and other commodities, properties and services anywhere in Kenya efficiently. Millenium Information Centers and Community Parliaments Kenya Agricultural Extension Services ?? provides general information related to agriculture KickStart Kenya Financial mobile banking mobile layaway service allows small-scale farmers to make incremental payments over a mobile phone via M-PESA. Farmers work toward the purchase of KickStart irrigation pumps. Livestock Information Network and Knowledge System (LINKS) Kenya Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS, email, Radio provides near real time market information which is available on request via SMS, email, WorldSpace radio systems and on the Internet. M-Pesa Kenya Financial mobile banking a mobile-phone based money transfer service, allows users to deposit, withdraw, and transfer money with a mobile device Agrilife Kenya Procurement, Financial ?? a cloud-based service that provides the vital links, data, payment and settlement mechanisms between agricultural financiers, service providers, markets and farmers enabling the provision for financial services beyond credit to include savings, insurance, payment, and other innovative but relevant service products. Sokopepe Kenya Buyer/Seller Matching, Market Price Information, Financial mobile phone, SMS, email, web enables farmers to efficiently reach and exploit a fair market for their produce. At the same time, it increases efficiency in the agriculture value chain providing a platform for farmers to share information and execute electronic transactions. Most transactions on the Sokopepe platform can be completed on a basic mobile telephone handset, making it accessible to farmers in remote locations, many of whom do not own internet-linked mobile phones. KACE MILS / Market Resource Centers Kenya Buyer/Seller Matching, Market Price Information telecenter, kiosk Information kiosks located in rural markets and serve as sources of KACE market information for farmers and agribusinesses, as well as providing market linkage through matching commodity offers and bids. There are 5 MRCs located in Western, Rift Valley and Eastern Provinces of Kenya. KACE MILS / Market Price Information Kenya Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS, IVR, web, email an SMS service for market information dissemination with Safaricom and Airtel networks. One may access daily market prices of e.g maize by sending an SMS to 411 if you are a Safaricom subscriber and to 247 if you are an Airtel subscriber. The service is designed to deliver wholesale buying prices for 20 commodities in selected Kenyan markets. Also available via IVR, web, and mailing list. iCow Kenya Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS The iCow approach was developed in Kenya for small-holder dairy farmers and helps them manage their cows to have a greater profit. KUZA doctor Kenya Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS Using the most basic mobile phones, farmers receive critical knowledge to increase their rates of production and subsequent incomes while learning the value of local biodiversity and conservation farming. From BackPack Farms. Ukulima.net Kenya Agricultural Extension Services web, smartphone, mobile app Pamoja Media's mobile web platform that allows farmers to connect and interact on topics of similar agriculture interests. Kilimo Salama Kenya Financial mobile phone, mobile banking, weather station Provides index-based drought insurance for smallholder farmers. Farmers compensated depending on the extent of the drought as measured at their weather station. Payout made through m-pesa. Agrimanagr Kenya Decision Support, Procurement, Financial Smartphone, server, GPS, tablet, handheld, mobile banking Tool for supply chain automation Dairy Sacco App Kenya Financial, Procurement Smartphone, mobile app Stock and product management application. For small holder dairy farmer cooperatives. Juhudi Kilimo Kenya Financial mobile banking, smartphone, mobile app Provider of financial services that helps smallholder farmers to create sustainable agri-businesses. Mobile app used by loan officers in servicing loans MFarm Kenya Market Price Information, Buyer/Seller Matching mobile phone, SMS, web, smartphone, mobile app we give you up-to-date market information link farmers to buyers through our marketplace and current agri-trends. M-Kilimo Kenya Agricultural Extension Services voice, call center Service providing agricultural information, advice and support to small holder farmers by phone. Sauti ya Mkulima Kenya Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone a project to provide approximately 250 000 small-holder farmers in Kenya reliable and relevant agricultural information via their mobile phones. Will also help create a farmer community within which peers can share experiences and exchange information about social gatherings, events, and job opportunities. SMS Sokoni Kenya Market Price Information, Buyer/Seller Matching mobile phone, SMS SMS market information service for farmers in Kenya in partnership with Safaricom
SokoShambani Kenya Market Price Information, Buyer/Seller Matching mobile phone, SMS It enables small-scale farmers to access markets, intelligence and sell their produce directly to market entities. This platform has two main players namely the fast-food restaurants and the small-scale potato farmers. FarmDrive Kenya Financial SMS, software, mobile phone, web A web based digital book keeping platform that en- ables farmers to keep track of their farming activities and provide analytics for decision making Shamba Shape Up Kenya Agricultural Extension Services television, web, SMS Aimed at East Africas rapidly growing rural audience, the make over style TV show aims to give both farmer and audience the tools they need to improve productivity and income on their farms. AgriSMS Laos Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS Agricultural extension SMS service on agriculture and forestry information Smallholder Development Project Laos Market Price Information, Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS Aims to improve smallholder access to domestic and international markets and to market information Mobile Payments Libya Financial mobile banking Provides consumers with easy, secure and convenient access to basic financial services and to NFC based proximity payments MIS-Malawi: Agricultural Marketing and Information System for Malawi Malawi Buyer/Seller Matching, Market Price Information SMS, Web, Radio information about prices, buyers and sellers Quality & Fruilema Mali Certification and Standards, Decision Support web, mobile phone tools and resources needed to meet the stringent requirements (Eurepgap certification) for exporting Malian farm products. Project involves setting up an information and communication system to identify producers, to geographically determine farm plots, and to introduce products quantity and quality for purposes of analysis, understanding and decision-making support. The gathered information is accessible via a web-enabled platform and can be updated via Internet and mobile phone.
Jekafo Guelekan System for Farmers in Sikasso Mali Agricultural Services (Other) computer, digital camera, digital video camera, video projector, solar panels The projects focuses on establishing connections between the Local Committees for Coordination of Farmers' Organisations and local sections of farmers' organisations belonging to the Committee for Coordination of Rural Dwellers (CRCR) and the AOPP in the Sikasso area. Shea Butter and ICT Mali Agricultural Services (Other) Internet, telecenter A group of 15 women are trained in the use of computers and computers with an Internet connection are installed. Furthermore the women are trained in how to make a digital database, a website is created and advertisements are being broadcasted on radio and television Sene Kunafoni Bulon Mali Agricultural Extension Services telecenter, video, radio The project aims to improve the flow of information to and from the Institute for Agricultural Research and between farmers using a combination of the Internet, video, local radio and posters. Information Network in Mande Mali Agricultural Extension Services Radio, Internet, mobile phone aims to improve services for the rural community by improving circulation of information on agricultural techniques Radiomarche Mali Market Information Radio; SMS; IVR; TTS Farmers and rural communities in the Sahel have two main sources: mobile phones and community radio. W4RA integrates local community radio and Web services, interactive voice response, and mobile phone. MyAgro Mali Agricultural Extension Services, Financial mobile phone, SMS myAgro helps small-scale farmers in West Africa pay on layaway for fertilizer, seed and training packages using their mobile phone, similar to how people buy talk-time for their phone in developing countries Acopio Mexico Buyer/Seller Matching, Certification and Standards, Procurement web, Internet, mobile phone, SMS Software that leverages cost-effective technologies to improve the flow of information in the coffee value chain DigitalICS Mexico Certification and Standards mobile app, web, audio, photo monitor smallholder coffee farmers' compliance with organic, fair trade certifications and quality requirements Boom Mexico / USA Financial SMS, mobile banking International money transfer Meditel Morocco Market Price Information mobile phone, mobile app, SMS, IVR achieving near real-time collection and reporting of market price information mkesh Mozambique Financial mobile banking Airtime Top Up, Bill Payment, Domestic Money Transfer, Merchant Payment, Salary Payment Bank A Billion (Obopay) Multi-Country Financial mobile banking provides access to affordable financial services, including cross-border remittances, money transfer, payments, savings and credit accounts via mobile phones Celpay Multi-Country Financial mobile banking Mobile money transfer, savings, insurance, pension Farm Radio International Multi-Country Agricultural Extension Services Radio assists small farmers in increasing their food supplies by using established radio stations along with other local communication channels to spread agricultural information Digital Green Multi-Country Agricultural Extension Services Video, television helps grassroots filmmakers to produce videos documenting organic farming practices, useful for demonstrating the practice to other farmers eNAKA Multi-Country Agricultural Extension Services Internet, email an online community where participants can discuss aquaculture issues through online forums and share information about aquaculture by contributing their own content to the site's digital library Esoko Multi-Country Market Price Information, Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS, call center SMS price alerts, weather info, bulk text messaging, SMS polling, agricultural advice call center, data collection, training Friend of the Sea Multi-Country Certification and Standards mobile phone, SMS an SMS service which lets customers find out whether the fish they are about to buy has come from a sustainable source Google Trader (defunct) Multi-Country Buyer/Seller Matching Internet, web, smartphone Helps buyers and sellers connect, find market information Mimiboard Multi-Country Market Price Information, Buyer/Seller Matching web delivers hyper-local content (market price information, trading/selling offers, services, etc.) in the form of a traditional notice board MISTOWA- Market Information Systems and Traders Organizations in West Africa Multi-Country Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS Provided accurate and real time information on 400 rural and urban agricultural commodity markets MoBiashara Multi-Country Financial mobile phone, SMS, IVR Provides a real-time connection into a participating supplier's inventory, ordering and payment system, users find and purchase products and services through SMS, can use mMoney platforms, partners with mobile payment providers such as M-PESA and MTN MTN Mobile Money Multi-Country Financial mobile banking Transfer money, pay bills, top up on airtime and shop from their mobile phones Nokia Life Tools Multi-Country Market Price Information, Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS Users who subscribe to the service have access to information in local languages on market prices (up to 3 crops in 1-3 nearby markets per subscription), daily weather forecasts, and news & advice (including agronomy advice for select crops, best practices, location-based agriculture news, hyper-localized advice, and other information). All content is managed by a team of agricultural advisors and is sent to subscribers via SMS. Orange Multi-Country Financial SMS, mobile banking Airtime Top Up, Bank Transfer, Bill Payment, Domestic Money Transfer, Linked MFI, SACCO, Bank Account Question and Answer Service Multi-Country Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS Bulk SMS sent to farmers to encourage best farming practices Regional Agricultural Trade Information Network (RATIN) Multi-Country Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS, web supply traders with improved early warning marketing and trade information RESIMAO/WAMIS-NET Multi-Country Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS Subscriber receives SMS with latest agricultural commodity prices from regional markets in West Africa, service is free of charge and available for the citizens of the Member States of the WAMISnet. SIMM-Sustainable Impact Mobile Microfinance Multi-Country Buyer/Seller Matching, Market Price Information, Financial mobile phone, SMS, MMS, web conntects African micro-entrepreneurs to African buyers/consumers and potential lenders/investors through a mobile phone-based marketplace with an interface similar to Ebay, also provides latest market info, prices and expert business tips Sustainable Fisheries Livelihoods Programme (SFLP) Multi-Country Agricultural Services (Other) GPS, radio ICTs used for the monitoring, control and surveillance of artisanal fishing areas, fishermen use hand-held GPS receivers to calculate the exact location of poachers, and send the information to the nearest coastguard station, which then dispatches a patrol boat to intercept the intruder. Trade at Hand Multi-Country Market Price Information, Buyer/Seller Matching mobile phone, SMS Product prices on international markets in real time Farmer Voice Radio Multi-Country Agricultural Extension Services Radio, mobile phones an alternative to the conventional system of agricultural extension and education, which does not reach the majority of small farmers due to resource and capacity constraints. The FVR model links existing agricultural extension officers to a radio-based system, supplemented by cell phones, that captures near-ideal agriculture extension support to a few farmers, and scales it to the nation. Toto Agriculture Multi-Country Agricultural Extension Services, Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS, MMS, video, radio, web part of a larger project that is distributing (via SMS, MMS, video, and radio) agricultural tips, health tips, weather reports, and related information to rural areas, especially to persons at the very bottom of the income pyramid We Farm / CafeDirect Producers' Foundation (CPF) Multi-Country Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS International Farmer-to-Farmer knowledge sharing (mobile platform) The Cafedirect Producers' Foundation (CPF) has been established to represent and support smallholder tea, coffee and cocoa farmers and their organizations located across East Africa, Latin America and Asia. Croplife Multi-Country Certification and Standards mobile phone, SMS CropLife is testing a system in Uganda to validate that agro-inputs are genuine (not fakes) through use of a mobile authentication service (MAS). Products will be stuck with a scratch panel bearing a 12 digit code. Farmers will be sensitized on authenticating the product before they take it. They will scratch and send the code via SMS and receive confirmation whether the product is fake or genuine. Freedom Fone Multi-Country Agricultural Extension Services, Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS, IVR, voice, software A platform for two-way information sharing with farmers. Free software that creates interactive, voice-based communication services for organisations or bodies seeking to engage with communities across mobile networks. Uses voice menus to share information with any target audience, SMS polls to organize opinion surveys and callers can also leave voice and text messages on the service. ICTforAg.org: A toolkit for practitioners Multi-Country Agricultural Extension Services web A toolkit for practitioners: Integrating Low-Cost video into agricultural development projects Prolinnova Multi-Country Agricultural Extension Services web, Google Group The focus is on recognizing the dynamics of indigenous knowledge (IK) and enhancing capacities of farmers (including forest dwellers, pastoralists and fisherfolk) to adjust to change, to develop their own site-appropriate systems and institutions of resource management so as to gain food security, sustain their livelihoods and safeguard the environment. Applied Data Logix and Octagon Data Systems Ltd Multi-Country Procurement web, digital scale, software These two partners have developed applications that use digital scales to collect data on farmers yields at tea and dairy community aggregation centers in Kenya. Agricultural product is weighed on a digital scale, and then data uploaded to a central repository. The data is aggregated each month and the farmers are paid according to the records. TECA Multi-Country Agricultural Extension Services web Technologies and Practices for Small Agricultural Producers (TECA): a platform that combines a knowledge repository with a tool for discussions. FarmerConnect Multi-Country Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS, voice a cloud-based platform that enables any entity that is working directly with farmers to send specific crop schedule information via SMS based on the individual sowing date, crop variety, plot size and region of each farmer. The system automatically sends out SMS or voice messages with specific actions to take at every point in their crop cycle in accordance with India's Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). Farmbook Multi-Country Decision Support, Financial software The purpose of the application is to enable field agents to help farmers plan their farm businesses more effectively and evaluate their productivity and profitability. Radio Lifeline Multi-Country Agricultural Extension Services radio The Coffee Lifeline project has broadcast over 425 radio programs to the coffee producing communities of Rwanda, while also reaching into parts of Uganda, Burundi and the DRC. Human Network International: 3-2-1 service Multi-Country Agricultural Extension Services IVR, SMS Callers dial the toll-free number, 3-2-1, anytime, anywhere. The messages and content within the sub-topics will vary among the countries because they are based on locally-determined needs, curated and approved by national, international and Government experts. SourceTrace Systems Multi-Country Certification and Standards, Decision Support, Procurement smartphone, server, tablet, software, GPS, mobile app, camera Agri Business solution tracks the flow of goods from the source to the central processing facilities even in the world’s most remote areas Aquacrop Multi-Country Decision Support, Agricultural Extension Services software AquaCrop is the FAO crop-model to simulate yield response to water of several herbaceous crops. It is designed to balance simplicity, accuracy and robustness, and is particularly suited to address conditions where water is a key limiting factor in crop production. AquaCrop is a companion tool for a wide range of users and applications including yield prediction under climate change scenarios. Airtel Money Niger Financial mobile banking Airtime Top Up, Bank Transfer, Bill Payment, Corporate Cash Collection, Domestic Money Transfer, Merchant Payment Zap Cash Transfer Niger Financial mobile banking Used to transfer cash as humanitarian assistance Informations sur les Marches Agricoles par Cellulaire Niger Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS SMS price request product in 4 languages (French, English, Zarma or Hausa), SMS response indicates date, product, market, and the prices for consumers and producers for 2 different measures Systeme d'Information de Marche Agricole (SIMA) Niger Market Price Information web, e-mail, SMS paperless collection of market price information by enumerators for the department of the ministry of commerce and distribution to the public via the Internet (posted on the website and by e-mail) Mobile Transaction Terminal Nigeria Financial mobile banking Combines low-cost mobile phone technologies with the capabilities of a Point of Sale terminal at a price significantly lower than a traditional Mobile POS terminal Glo Txtcash Nigeria Financial mobile banking Subscribers use their mobile number to store money, transfer money to any mobile number, spend the money from their mobile money account, and buy airtime top-up Agrovision Nigeria Agricultural Extension Services SMS, mapping platform Maps of crops and soil types, planting and harvesting dates, transportation info for crops sent to farmers Next2 Nigeria and Keny Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS SMS service allowing information sharing between farmers and agricultural researchers Agricultural Commodity Trade Platform Pakistan Market Price Information, Buyer/Seller Matching Voice, phone provides trade information: prices, buyers, sellers Telekisan Pakistan Market Price Information IVR Immediately knows the current rates of all field products, increase in prices, availability ratio and weather forecast. Helps farmers to be prepared for any natural disaster that can harm their fields Cellmoni Papua New Guinea Financial mobile banking User can deposit cash into Cellmoni account or an agent can send user a direct, secure transfer, user can withdraw cash at agent locations, buy Top Up, send Top Up, pay easiPay or send money across PNG Mpowa Papua New Guinea Financial mobile banking Person-to-person, merchant payment capability MobileSMK Papua New Guinea Financial mobile banking Moni Plus customers outside the capital can transfer funds over mobile phones MiCash Papua New Guinea Financial mobile banking Banking services, savings accounts, fund transfer, bill pay Fresh Produce Development Agency Papua New Guinea Market Price Information mobile phones FPDA supplies market information for 12 key crops to Digicel, which can be accessed by farmers on their Digicel mobile phones Regional Agricultural Information System Papua New Guinea Agricultural Extension Services web Online sharing of research and information Huaral Mobile Agrarian Information System Peru Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS Mobile platform that allows smallholder farmers to ask questions/receive answers via SMS B2Bpricenow Philippines Buyer/Seller Matching, Market Price Information mobile phone, web a trading portal that provides farmers with up to the minute price update on market information for agriculture, consumer manufactures, and industrial manufactures. e-AGRIKultura Philippines Agricultural Extension Services computers, web providing faster information about agricultural and farming techniques NMRice Mobile Philippines Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS, IVR designed to help farmers increase their production and profit by allowing them to receive advice via their mobile phone on applying the right type of fertilizer in the right amount and at the optimum time, thereby reducing fertilizer waste ICT for Improving Agriculture in Rwanda Rwanda Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS provides general information related to agriculture Tigo Cash Rwanda Financial mobile banking Deposit and withdraw money, transfer cash, pay electricity and school bills Xam Marse (Manobi) Senegal Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS Subscribers receive free service that updates them on price of the product of choice Senegalese Fisherman Senegal Market Price Information, Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS Provide fishermen with up-to-date weather reports and market price information. Fishermen input fish stock information for marketing purposes, and log departures and estimated times of return T2M - Time to Market (i.e. Limpopo) Senegal Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS, web Price and arrival changes of products on the market collected twice a day on a PDA application, Data is sent to Manobi MCSP and stored at a centralized database, analyzed in real time, and sent to users Project Croissance Economique Senegal Decision Support, Certification and Standards software, web, GPS, mobile app USAID-led project for tracking farmers, production, financials E-maal Somalia Financial mobile banking Airtime Top Up, Bill Payment, Money Transfer Zaad Somalia Financial mobile banking Airtime Top Up, Bill Payment, Money Transfer Cash Transfer Somalia Financial, Cash Transfer mobile banking Cash distributions through the hawala system and through mobile phones Southern Africa Development Q&A Service South Africa Agricultural Extension Services voice General agriculture information AGIS South Africa Agricultural Extension Services computer, GIS Extension agents access a geo-referenced database w/ physical, social and economic info important for decision making and agricultural planning Mukele Project South Africa Market Price Information, Buyer/Seller Matching SMS provides information about market prices, buyers and sellers FishMS South Africa Certification and Standards SMS a text messaging-based service that provides point-of-sale information about the impact of fishing on fish stocks, enabling consumers to make informed choices about the seafood they purchase Action Research Pilot (Tradenet) Sri Lanka Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS, web increase price transparency by leveraging an ongoing ICT-based intervention and thereby contribute to improved farmer livelihoods Dialog TradeNet Sri Lanka Market Price Information, Buyer/Seller Matching mobile phone, SMS information about prices, buyers and sellers GGS-Govi Gnana Seva Sri Lanka Market Price Information Web, SMS, call center collects and disseminates agricultural prices from three wholesale markets via a variety of technologies. In addition the service is available in English as well as the two national languages of Sinhalese and Tamil. Agricultural Research Extension Network Tanzania Agricultural Extension Services web General agriculture information Agricultural Sector Development Programme (ASDP) Tanzania Agricultural Extension Services web, mobile phone, SMS goals include improving farmer access to relevant agricultural knowledge and technologies CROMABU (Crops Marketing Bureau) Project Tanzania Market Price Information, Buyer/Seller Matching telecenter, computer provides information about prices, buyers, and sellers Family Alliance for Development and Cooperation (FADECO) Tanzania Agricultural Extension Services Radio community radio that disseminates agricultural information Research on Expectations about Agricultural Production (REAP) Tanzania Agricultural Extension Services voice information about weather and pests Vodacom Tanzania Tanzania Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS market price information First Mile Tanzania Agricultural Extension Services mobile phones, email, web The project encourages people in isolated rural communities to use mobile phones, e-mail and the Internet to share their local experiences and good practices, learning from one another. Nuru Infocomm Tanzania Market Price Information mobile phone Application collects and disseminates commodity prices for farmers. Tigo Kilimo Tanzania Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS An SMS-based application which presents small-scale farmers in Tanzania with an unprecedented opportunity to run their operations more productively. Through this platform, it said, farmers get real-time information on weather forecast and agricultural tips. *1677 Farmer Information Superhighway Thailand Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS, smartphone, mobile app Free SMS info service for market trends, commercial crops, farming techniques, news & weather. Also available for iPhone and iPad. Apps4Africa Uganda Agricultural Extension Services, Buyer/Seller Matching mobile phone, SMS Information about techniques, weather, buyers, sellers Agricultural Sector Development Programme (ASDP) Uganda Agricultural Extension Services web, mobile phone, SMS goals include improving farmer access to relevant agricultural knowledge and technologies Question and Answer Service Voucher System Uganda Agricultural Extension Services voice, mobile phone, SMS provides general information related to agriculture CELAC Uganda Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, web Farmers in seven rural districts use their mobiles for community mobilisation and information dissemination. Every week vital information is exchanged, which is picked up by WOUGNET (Women of Uganda Network) who translate content into local languages. Infotrade Uganda Uganda Market Price Information mobile phone, SMS, web, radio, email provides a a platform built to integrate collection, analysis and dissemination of agricultural and other market information Farmers Information Communication Mangement (FICOM) Uganda Agricultural Extension Services, Market Price Information Voice, SMS, Web, radio Tips on growing crops are relayed from the Uganda National Farmers Federation headquarters to district level offices, and then to 24 'village phone centers', in which each farmers' group owns a mobile phone. The farmers also send and receive SMS messages with updates on market prices Kubere Information Center (WOUGNET) Uganda Agriculture telecenter KIC was established under the project “Enhancing Access to Agricultural Information using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)" whose primary target is rural women farmers in Apac District, with partner women groups in Gulu, Lira and Oyam Districts. This project is one of the activities under the Information Sharing and Networking Program area of Women of Uganda Network Community Knowledge Worker (Grameen Foundation) Uganda Agricultural Extension Services mobile phone, SMS, smartphone, mobile app provides a database of agricultural information: currently contains content on markets, weather forecasts, a directory of farm input dealers and farming best practices related to maize, beans, matooke, coffee and other crops as well as animals. Farmers access content either by visiting the community knowledge worker (CKW) nearest to them (who queries the database using his or her phone and our custom built application) or sending SMS-based queries directly from their phones to the MTN Uganda network. Agrinet Uganda Limited Uganda Market Price Information web, e-mail, mobile phone, SMS The company works with real-time markets and links value chain players to marketing information, niche markets, market development and agribusiness development services including agricultural finance, real time, customized agricultural market information on mobile phone, information boards and e-mails. Zambia National Farmers Union, Commodity Prices Zambia Market Price Information, Buyer/Seller Matching mobile phone, SMS, web market price information for farmers Mobile Transaction Zambia Financial mobile banking Cashless input voucher system Farmers' Internet Cafe Zambia Agricultural Extension Services, Market Price Information telecenter, web farmers are provided with general agricultural informmation as well as information about buyers and sellers Strengthening the Agricultural Information Flow and Dissemination system Zambia Agricultural Extension Services radio, web aims to improve information flow within National Agricultural Information Services (NAIS) through the use of Internet, strengthen linkages between agricultural research, extension, farmers and other stakeholders, increase the capacity of NAIS to collect, process, package, store and disseminate agricultural information and increase capacity of NAIS to publish in more accurate and appropriate formats. LimaLinks Zambia Market Price Information, Buyer/Seller Matching mobile phone, SMS Mobile phone point of sale (POS) and inventory control app providing horticultural market price data. The app is used by wholesale agents, allowing them to manage crop intakes from farmers along with their sales to retailers and marketeers. Through the system, traders can also send out produce volume requests to farmers within a 50 kilometer area to fulfill certain sales quota requests. Zoona eVouchers Zambia Financial mobile phone, SMS, web Electronic payments system for unbanked recipients using a scratch card delivery mechanism. Eco-Cash Zimbabwe Financial mobile banking Bill payment, money transfer and receipt, make payments, buy airtime OneWallet Zimbabwe Financial mobile banking Peer-to-peer money transfers, bill payment, phone top-up