Through the mobile phone-based ASLP2 project, Sindh is disseminating information to farmers in Mirpurkhas and Sujawal districts in Pakistan in order to improve their knowledge about modern farm technology.
Farmphone is based on the Freedom Fone software through which agricultural information is recorded as audio content. This software is organised in multiple voice menus that farmers can access through their phones’ keypad. This system works seamlessly across different devices and different phone networks and is particular well suited for users with low levels of literacy.
In addition to listening to the information, the farmers can leave a message for the agriculture extension officer, ask a specific question, or request an on-site visit.
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