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