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This group is focused on the use of FrontlineSMS in the field of agriculture.

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project agro 32 Replies

hi, 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…Continue

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HTTP Trigger on frontlinesms 2.1.3?

Hi, where can I find on Frontlinesms Version 2.1.3 the functionnality " "HTTP Trigger" present on frontlinesms Version 1.6.16.3?ThanksContinue

Started by M'BAHIA N'guessan Oct 30, 2012.

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Hi Everybody,Thanks Sila for your support, I can finally send and receive sms with frontlinesms, the ZTE MF 192 device make it possible.Would someone provide me frontlinesms (Version 1 and 2)…Continue

Started by M'BAHIA N'guessan. Last reply by M'BAHIA N'guessan Oct 25, 2012.

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Comment by Peter Mureithi Kariuki on October 19, 2011 at 8:59am
I send about 250 short messages in about 25 to 30 minutes from Kenya to six countries. I use Airtel Sim Card and blue tooth connection and have not experienced delays. I dont know what Joseph is using but maybe he can try this.
Comment by Florence Scialom on October 19, 2011 at 8:39am

Hi Muhle,

 

You're welcome! Its great to hear your excitement about FrontlineSMS! \o/ Please do stay in touch and let us know how you get on, and if we can be of any help as you get started.

 

Thanks,

Florence

Comment by Muhle M. Masuku on October 19, 2011 at 5:49am

Hi Florence,

Thank you for the welcoming message.I am really thrilled about the prospects of learning more about the use of sms on commodity marketing.Middlemen are fleecing rural farmers because they dont know the latest prices in urban markets.

Muhle.

Comment by kiwanja on October 18, 2011 at 11:43am

Hi Joseph

 

If you have internet access where you use FrontlineSMS then you can send messages through online SMS providers - we support IntelliSMS and Clickatell at the moment. You can read all about these in the "Help" files (check out the "Settings" section).

 

Ken

Comment by Florence Scialom on October 18, 2011 at 11:36am

Hi Muhle,

 

Welcome to the FrontlineSMS community forum! \o/ It is great to hear about your interest in using FrontlineSMS in Zimbabwe, for community development initiatives. You may find it of interest to check out other agriculture projects that have used FrontlineSMS, which can be found here on our blog: http://www.frontlinesms.com/tag/agriculture/ and others who have used FrontlineSMS for market prices here http://www.frontlinesms.com/tag/market-prices/.

 

Do keep us posted on how you get on, and let us know if we can be of any help as you get started!

 

All the Best,
Florence 

Comment by Joseph Macharia on October 18, 2011 at 10:54am

I am current using Frontline SMS but it takes almost a day to send one sms to about 1,000 farmers. Can it be faster in sending messages?

 

Comment by Muhle M. Masuku on October 18, 2011 at 10:44am

Hi.

I am a rural development practitioner in Zimbabwe. I would like to share information with community members in the development fratenity,particularly in the development of rural markets.

Muhle M. Masuku

Comment by Florence Scialom on August 11, 2011 at 9:28am

Hi Colin,

 

Thanks for sharing more information about PFP. I have added you to the FrontlineSMS Twitter account list of FrontlineSMS users, and look forward to hearing how your work progresses! Let us know how you get on with exploring use of SMS for farming communities in Malawi, and please feel free to ask if you have any questions on using FrontlineSMS.

 

All the Best,

Florence

Comment by Colin Stevens on July 30, 2011 at 5:28am

Hello Agriculture Group Members

Been a while as I have been busy developing projects for PFP. I'll be in Malawi making a documentary with Total Landcare about sustainable farming, "new" techniques, reforestation and the effects of climate change. I also want to explore the use of SMS in the farming community there. If you want to follow us on Twitter it @PFPMalawi. 

Also if you have Malawi based projects which are using SMS successfully please get in touch. To find out more about us here is our recent promo film which gives you an idea of our work. Many many thanks. Colinhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt0GxyE9cHU

Comment by Florence Scialom on June 9, 2011 at 11:59am

Check out this upcoming AgriKnowledge Share Fair event, which will be exploring how mobile technology and / or social media can be used in the agriculture sector to improve food security and nutrition:

 

 

http://www.sharefair.net/fileadmin/templates/sharefair2010/Sharefai...

 

They have a call out for proposals from potential speakers, so perhaps some FrontlineSMS users would like to contribute!

 

 

 

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