ICT and AG Profile: DataDyne

  • Date Posted: October 23, 2011
  • Authors: Josh Woodard
  • Organizations: FHI 360
  • Document Types: Case Study or Vignette
  • Donor Type: US Agency for International Development

Supported by USAID’s Fostering Agriculture Competitiveness Employing Information Communication Technologies (FACET) project under the FIELD-Support LWA, this profile features DataDyne's Mobile Information Platform (MIP). MIP uses outbound SMS messaging to provide members of smallholder farmers’ cooperatives with access to timely and localized information on topics such as weather updates, crop prices, agriculture innovation techniques, crop illness and alerts on plagues, community-related information, and other news. Messages are prepared via MIP’s web-based platform and can be pushed to registered farmers on demand.

The FACET project aims to help USAID missions and their implementing partners in sub-Saharan Africa use information and communications technology in sustainable and scalable approaches to improve the impact of their agriculture-related development projects.

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