Sodefitex Agricultural Information and Communication platform

Project name: Sodefitex Agricultural Information and Communication platform

Country: SENEGAL, City: DAKAR    Start: April 2012     End: May 2012

Customer name: Société de développement et des fibres textiles (SODEFITEX)

Terms of reference:

  • Create a platform which can be used to collect information by SMS and the Internet to improve the information and communication system with cotton producers in the following areas of Senagal: Tambacounda, Kolda, Sedhiou, Kedougou, Kaffrine.
  • A back-office for processing the dara collected.
  • The solution should be able to generate statistics.
  • Use Google map to create a geograpnic information system with the collected data.
  • Train users of the platform
  • Secure platform, data private and confidential.

Services provided:

  • Development of a solution using the Ushaihidi. Now, Sodefitex company can collect information via SMS and the WEB from farmers in the areas where it operates. It can also send from the platform information to cotton producers. The data in the platform are only accessible to identified and authorized users.
  • Training sessions on the platform administration and on the management of data collected in the back-office.