Together with FAUTAPO we created an innovative way to provide vital agricultural information for quinoa farmers in Bolivia per SMS. This was in context of the Connect4Change consortium.
Farmers should have access to relevant information about their crops in order to make sure they have a succesful harvest and the risk of loss is minimal. Therefore in March 2014 we created an interactive calendar per SMS, dedicated to quinoa production. Relevant information is organized per month and includes tips on treatment and most important processes for the quinoa production. This provides a tool for better agricultural planning. All the information is available throughout the year. Farmers also receive up-to-date agricultural information like market prices and weather updates. And they receive advice focused on improving crops and their quality of life, preventing the commercial abuse of farmers.