The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

Monday, May 16 • 11:30 - 12:15
Farmforce LIMITED

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Farmforce is a web and mobile platform built for use by large scale contract farming schemes composed of small holder farmers. The system allows these schemes to be managed with real time digital data. The system allows company agronomists & production managers to control which inputs growers apply to their fields, ensuring that that approved chemicals are used and that the correct maximum dose, pre-harvest intervals, and maximum number of applications per season are observed. The system provides support for data collection for international safety and sustainability standards such as Global GAP. Farmforce has a loan management module which supports cash and input loans calculated based on the size of farmer's fields. The Farmforce mobile application has a secure harvest purchasing module (including loan repayments) which is integrated with mobile weighing scales and a bluetooth printer for use at collection centers to improve transparency. The system captures data while online or offline enabling technical assistants capture data in very remote areas. The system provides detailed weekly production forecasts. The system supports low end android mobile phones like Samsung Galaxy Pocket which are cheap ($110), portable and easy to use.


Faith Kamenchu

Project Manager, FarmForce

Monday May 16, 2016 11:30 - 12:15 EAT
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