These are ICT solutions that facilitate demographic data gathering on farmers, their farm sizes, assets, commodities and other key indentifiers for making policy decisions by field staffs, governments, investors and donors.
Agro App (2010)
Agro App allows agronomists to create and email paddock/field inspection reports whilst on the farm and have it distributed there and then. Benefits include time saving application, eliminates travel time to the office, standardization & consistency across all clients, reduced paper work, automatic and centralized on-line filing system, utilizes up to date technology, frees up time to increase individual output per day, good return on investment, and significant potential to in- crease bottom line. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
EpiSurveyor lets users set up a worldwide, mobile-phone-based data collection system in minutes, for free. It is now the most widely used mobile data collection software in the world, with thousands of users in almost every country on earth.
iFormbuilder is a data collection tool capable enough for any sized project. Features include quick turn-around with over-the-air form distribution, real time data upload, offline data collection (out of service, no wifi), ensures accurate data capture and eliminates redundancy, immediately communicate changes and updates to your mobile workforce with server assignment and client- to-client assignment, massively scalable, more than 27 standard input widgets, data views including Map View, HTML View, PDF View and Excel View, data feeds (XML, JSON, XLS, RSS, ATOM)
Manobi is a mobile data services operator. It provides information such as prices observatories, standards, guides for good practices; trade assistance such as exploitation management, graphs and plots, resources management; supply chain management such as directory or list of suppliers, access to loans, analyses and controls, expertises; marketing such as invitations to tender, negotiations, transactions; and communication such as messaging, forum and alarms.
Mobenzi Researcher (2008)
Mobile Researcher is a tiny application that can be installed on mobile phones for researchers to follow a step-by-step process to gather data, either by entering text numbers or by answering a series of questions designed to meet the specific needs of the project. The information can be sent instantly to the project office or securely stored on the mobile phone until the researcher is back within the range of a cellular network.
Open Data Kit (ODK) (2008)
An Android application used for conducting surveys. it helps to build a data collection form or survey; collect the data on a mobile device and send it to a server; and aggregate the collected data on a server and extract it in useful formats. This open-source suite of tools helps organizations author, field and manage mobile data collection solutions.
PoiMapper is a mobile POI data collection and sharing solution developed for affordable GPS- enabled feature phones. PoiMapper makes fieldwork more efficient and reliable and improves the capability to plan and monitor field activities. It is suitable for development programs focusing on topics such as health, education and agriculture as well as for commercial use such as installation and maintenance of telecommunications equipment.