E-TIC.net: agriculture and ICTs
Initiative for agriculture in the regions bordering the Sahara
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Project at a glance
Dates and PlaceLong-Term
The ETIC project aims to provide tools and training components so that small farmers and herders be better able to sell their products.
At the heart of the project: information and communication technologies (ICT), used through a participatory approach. Building a network in the field of agriculture is also an underlying objective of the project. Thus, field connectors are both actors and intermediaries between farmers and new technologies.
We wish to set up, through the present project, an SMS subscription service allowing subscribers to obtain valuable information sent by SMS and detailed on the present web platform. This information may be displayed in different ways, among which a laptop used in a public location in villages.
The ultimate aim is to indirectly and directly assist farmers to better negotiate their specific share of sales, ideally doing direct sales with a merchant rather than through rather rather than to deal with multiple middlemen.
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Posted: 2008-11-09 Updated: 2012-7-12