As part of my project we want to take rid of the middle men (who gets
100% profit) between the farmer
and the retailer.we can do this by providing the market prices to the
farmers but the problem in this is that
the farmer sends his goods and then only he knows about the prize,that
info is not sufficient for a farmer so
in my project i want to use frontlinesms tool where the farmer and
retailer can have straight contact details,
then have to integrate it with the web to fetch details and send to
the farmer is is possible with flsms ,is this
option thier on flsms.
You raised a very important issue. I am a social entrepreneur just like you in the domain of e-agriculture. I think we need the cooperation of nice persons like Madan to help us with the technical problems you raised.
Let's keep in touch on this forum.
Hello Madan, I have the same kind of problem that Paul raised. I have an NGO that provides Marketing information for farmers in Cameroon, and I will appreciate help that enables me fully automate and integrate the processes on my website .If this is done, then farmers can simply get the prices for commodities by texting a query for a particular product. I will like that we communicate about this further via email, so that I can send you details of my website so that you help me link it to FLSMS. If you have twitter, you can just open www.twitter.com/tambeharry. Request to follow me and I shall send you my email information. I shall be very grateful to read from you. you can also reply and give me your twitter link so that I send a follow you request.
Thanks in advance.
i have not tried with ms access,i have used mysql database to store aLL the info. IF U WANT ANY HELP I CAN HELP YOU OUT.
Thanks for the reply,i have a mysql database with the information but where the hurdle is is retrieving information from the database via frontline SMS, as i had described earlier,i am not good at PHP perhaps that why i havent been able to configure it.could you please share
your scripts with me or show a sample on retrieving price information from the database then sending it back to the sender.for example,my database is named 'PRICES' and the table with price information is 'COMMODITIES'.Please could you direct on how to proceed.
thanks in advance.
i used sony ericson w302.
do you have your website,if so jus send me the link so that i can have a look at it.
I am Chandan, doing my final year engineering in Bangalore, India. I have a very similar project as of yours , but te application area is different. I request you to help me in this regard. Can u mail me ur phone number or email id to
So that i can mail u the exact details along with diagrams which can give u a better understanding.
I will be really looking forward for ur reply.
Will help you surely man,im in the process of completing two more projects for non government organisations ,