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  • 1.
      Agriculture Support with SMS
      ICT for the edge
    • @futuresandwich / kinyei.org
  • 2.
      SMS: A Frontier Technology
    • Most ICT is exclusive to the affluent & urban
      • Financial requirements
      • 3. Infrastructure requirements
      • 4. Education requirements
    • About 75% of Cambodians live in rural areas
  • 5.
      For most of the people in the world who need it most, SMS is the only way to access the power of ICT for development.
  • 6.
      SMS System Architectures
    • Push
      • Broadcast
      • 7. Bulletins
    • Pull
      • Data queries
      • 8. Expert Consultation / Mechanical Turks
  • 9.
      So.. what does a farmer want to know?
    • Design an agricultural SMS information system
  • 10. CAMIP - Cambodia
  • 11. AMIS - Cameroon
  • 12. DatGro - Chile
  • 13. Ossian - India
  • 14.
      But they're kind of hard to maintain...
    • Difficult to maintain body of information required
    • 15. Difficult to ensure information integrity
    • 16. Difficult to answer niche needs of smallholders
  • 17. Agriculture 2.0
    • (crowd-sourced, social, user-regulated)
  • 18.
      So.. what does a farmer want to know?
    • International market prices
  • 19.
      So.. what does a farmer want to know?
    • International market prices
    • 20. Expert advice
  • 21.
      So.. what does a farmer want to know?
    • International market prices
    • 22. Expert advice
    • 23. Weather forecasts
  • 24.
      So.. what does a farmer want to know?
    • International market prices
    • 25. Expert advice
    • 26. Weather forecasts
    • 27. Phone numbers
  • 28.
      So.. what does a farmer want to know?
    • International market prices
    • 29. Expert advice
    • 30. Weather forecasts
    • 31. Phone numbers
    Technology is most valuable when it is social
  • 32.
      SMS System Architectures
    • Push
    • Pull
      • Data queries
      • 34. Expert Consultation / Mechanical Turks
  • 35.
      SMS System Architectures
    • Push
    • Pull
      • Data queries
      • 37. Expert Consultation / Mechanical Turks
    • Participate
  • 38.  
  • 39.
      Any further questions?
  • 40.
      Thanks for your time