As I have already emphasized on the importance of the use of IT (Information Technology) in agriculture Pakistan for
1-Awareness of the farmer from cultivation to harvesting
2-Marketing of the crops afterwards
We have developed a mobile phone based information system for the farmers which use SMS as medium of communication. Our system focuses on the cheap delivery of the useful information for farmers including seeds, fertilizers, pesticides and weather. We were unable to market our system. Although we wanted to work extend this system.
Now I am very glad that Punjab Government jointly with Punjab Information Technology Board Agriculture Marketing Information Service (AMIS).
Purpose of Agriculture Marketing Information Service (AMIS) is to disseminate prices of agriculture commodities prices from 135 markets located across the province of Punjab. In 2010, Agriculture Department of Punjab decided to enhance the service by collecting international agricultural commodity prices and publishing these prices on AMIS…
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