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Mobile phone agriculture extension service models

Prof Robert Fitzgerald | Dr Tehmina Mangan | Mustafa Nangraj

Published November 16, 2015

Farm extension services are the main source of disseminating agricultural information among the country’s farming communities. These are mostly provided through face-to-face interactions, but the ratio of agriculture extension agents to growers is very low in Sindh.

Somalia: OCHA founded radio station turns words into action

To strengthen its interaction with affected communities, Radio Ergo has partnered with Freedom Fone, to better capture feedback via SMS and voice messaging. The service has been receiving on average 40-50 messages daily since its inception in May 2013.

Read the UNOCHA article on Radio Ergo's work at:

Reviewing SMS survey tools: FrontlineSMS vs RapidSMS vs Textizen vs FreedomFone

Mireille Raad, an IT Professional with an extensive experience in software development for Windows platforms, database design, optimization and development of IT solutions, was tasked to shortlist and test different types of ICT tools that can be used in governance. Read the full review here.


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