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Rural e-services

Rural e-services

Date: 2008

Participatory co-design of Sustainable Software and Business Systems in Rural Co-operative

Partners: University of Oxford, University of the West of England, Overseas Development Institute, Saral Services, Safal Solutions, PRADAN, Sironj Crop Producers Co-operative Ltd.

This project has been working with marginal farmers in Sironj, Madhya Pradesh, India, to explore how participatory approaches to ICT design and participatory approaches to social development can be combined. Together, we have designed and implemented a new communications system using mobile camera phones and web systems to improve the flow of agricultural knowledge and advice between the advisors in the crop-producer's co-operative, and the farmers in the villages around Sironj.

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