Using mobile phones to better understand refugees’ food needs

With more than 50 million people in refugee camps or fleeing conflict, the World Food Programme is using mobiles to provide critical food assistance

Source: www.theguardian.com

“We were curious: if we used mobile technology, could we get information faster, cheaper, and in a lighter way?” says Arif Husain, chief economist at the WFP, from the group’s no frills offices in a warehouse district outside of Rome. “Meaning that if you use SMS or voice calling, you don’t have 10 page questionnaires. You can throw out some simple questions, over time, and see the responses you get.”

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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