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Title: Building a GSM enabled information, communication and transaction system for small holder farmers in Kenya : the outcome mapping report
Authors: Nyangaga, Julius
Date: 2009
Publisher: Pride Africa, Nairobi, KE
Abstract: As a supply chain facilitator DrumNet, a project of PRIDE AFRICA, arranges relationships between buyers and small producer farmer groups. The primary focus of the project – Building a GSM enabled Information, Communication and Transaction System for Small Holder Farmers in Kenya – was to explore the impact of providing smallholder farmers with access to markets, financial and other support services using an ICT platform that enabled communication and transactions through interactive databases. The project’s second phase started in 2007 with smallholder sunflower farmers in the western region of Kenya – in Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia, and later (end of 2008) in Bondo, Migori, Suba, Ndivisi and Lugari districts. The information system processed the data coming from financial and transactional exchanges between individual farmers, their representatives (transaction agents (TAs)), the farmer self-help groups they belonged to, the main buyer (Bidco Oil Refineries Ltd. (Bidco)), the credit and input supplier suppliers - Equity Bank Ltd and Bungoma Chemist, respectively. // To monitor and capture the project’s progress, DrumNet used Outcome Mapping. As part of the implementation, an outcome mapping plan was developed during an initial intentional design workshop in November 2006, where participants developed the project vision, mission and identified (boundary) partners with whom they would work with and support in order to achieve the vision…
Project Number: 103745
Project Title: DrumNet : Building a GSM-enabled Information System for Smallholder Farmers in Kenya - Phase II
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