ICT and AG Profile: Nokia Life Tools - Agriculture

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

Provided by USAID’s Fostering Agriculture Competitiveness Employing Information Communication Technologies (FACET) project under the FIELD-Support LWA, this profile features Nokia Life Tools, an application that comes pre-loaded on most models of Nokia phones so that consumers in emerging societies can be better informed and improve their livelihoods. It is currently being used to provide agricultural information to farmers across China, India, Indonesia, and Nigeria. Details on how it works, the implementer/funder, the technology used, fees, primary markets, users, business model, and impact are included in the profile. 

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.