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e-Krishok: promoting ICTs to farmers in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, availability of timely and appropriate information is a big challenge due to an inefficient extension system. To address this, the Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development launched the e-Krishok initiative, whereby farmers can access information by mobile phone (SMS and an expert call back service) and email. From a pilot in ten locations, the service is now available via 350 telecentres across the country.
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Quite an interesting article. We at eSeal have a similar communication platform besides a 2-D bar code based "Product Traceability" Solution, to help input manufacturers with real time visibility of product movement from Production to Consumption.
posted by: Sreenivas Maganty (07:07:12 Wed 14th November 2012)

Related: 1) http://yourstory.in/2012/02/avaaj-otalo-mobile-services-to-empower-farmers/, 2) http://centreformicrofinanceblog.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/a-better-harvest-for-indian-farmers-just-a-phone-call-away/, 3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XguEcTi7FnQ
posted by: Bhaumik Shah (10:05:44 Wed 3rd October 2012)



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