Practical Insights on Interactive Voice Response

When Is the Best Time to Send IVR and SMS Messages to Farmers?

When Is the Best Time to Send IVR and SMS Messages to Farmers?

Published on: Jul 24 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on When Is the Best Time to Send IVR and SMS Messages to Farmers?
While India‘s total fertiliser consumption is less than the global average, it is the second largest consumer of urea (a nitrogen based fertilizer) in the...
How a Mobile Phone Game Found 50,000 High-Quality Client Leads

How a Mobile Phone Game Found 50,000 High-Quality Client Leads

Published on: May 22 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How a Mobile Phone Game Found 50,000 High-Quality Client Leads
Climate change has been a growing challenge in Madagascar, with smallholder farmers being particularly affected by increasingly frequent climate shocks. Climate...
RASP-IVR: Ultra Low-Cost Interactive Voice Response Solution

RASP-IVR: Ultra Low-Cost Interactive Voice Response Solution

Published on: Feb 20 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems have demonstrated that they provide an opportunity for a low-literate audience to express themselves and interact with...
Alexa, When Will Natural Language Processing Revolutionize ICT4D? Your Weekend Long Reads

Alexa, When Will Natural Language Processing Revolutionize ICT4D? Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Jan 27 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 1 Comment
While ICT4D innovates from the ground up, most tech we use comes from the top. Yes, it takes a little time for the prices of commercial services in Silicon Valley...
Digital Technologies for Resilience in Asia-Pacific

Digital Technologies for Resilience in Asia-Pacific

Published on: Jun 26 2017 by Josh Woodard - 2 Comments
We live in an increasingly volatile and uncertain world. The risks to much of the world’s population that stem from climatic, political, and economic fluctuations...
How Interactive Radio Can Improve Feedback and Accountability

How Interactive Radio Can Improve Feedback and Accountability

Published on: Jun 19 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Farm Radio International’s Listening Post is a methodology for collecting real-time, unfiltered feedback from farmers through a multi-channel platform linked...
Yes, Farmers Do Use Mobile Phones for Market Prices

Yes, Farmers Do Use Mobile Phones for Market Prices

Published on: Jun 27 2016 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Farmers in Malawi had free access to market prices via mobile phones for about three months using HNI’s 3‑2‑1 Service. Usage data was rolling in. And...
The Low-Tech Way to Reach Everyone on Earth

The Low-Tech Way to Reach Everyone on Earth

Published on: Jun 13 2016 by Natasha Beale - Comments Off on The Low-Tech Way to Reach Everyone on Earth
We often focus on new technologies – developing the newest app or handing every teacher a tablet – as if they are magic bullets to solving the world’s...
6 Ways to Reach Rural Woman via Mobile Phones Even If They Do Not Own One

6 Ways to Reach Rural Woman via Mobile Phones Even If They Do Not Own One

Published on: Mar 04 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 6 Ways to Reach Rural Woman via Mobile Phones Even If They Do Not Own One
In order to reach rural women through mobile technology, they need to be able to access phones that work at the precise moment you are trying to engage with them....