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Angelique UWIMANA

MIS specialist

MINAGRI

AMIS


Agricultural Management
Information system


Contain information relation
to:



Agricultural extension
material,


training materials ,


Promotion material


Report and survey,


policy and strategy,


Agricultural statistics


Maps


yellow pages and white
pages



Web application



Launched in June,2009





Esoko.


Market price information
system


Made of 2 phases,


Phase I completed


in
project preparation of
phase II


Provide the latest
agricultural and related
commodity prices at all
major markets in Rwanda


Web and mobile (SMS and
IVR) application


Igiciro(space) market name
(space) commodity name
-
7656

`
eSOKO phase I launched in
January 2010.










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eSOKO
Technology
Overview



Flexible, configurable
platform.



Supports many use cases.



Hosted, managed service.



Web services integration
with other systems.




Multi
-
channel access.



Interactive
communication.



Data collection.



Real
-
time data analysis &
decision support.


System
Dashboards

Smartphone

SMS

IVR

PC Client

Web

email

Voxiva
Platform

AMIS


Linkage of the farmers , farmers
organisation and cooperative to
the market through yellow
pages


Facilate Agricultural
stakeholders in the best
practice of modernized
agriculture and livestock


Develop the beneficiaries by
informing them ( information is
the root of development)


Facilitate the researchers to be
informed on what is going on.


Reduce duplications of some
activities and research in
agricultural sector


Direct Agricultural business.


Esoko



Reduce the costs and stabilize the
prices of the basic foodstuffs


sensitize producers to invest in new
products that can generate more
revenues


facilitate the access to the
foodstuffs by the population at a fair
price


contribute to stability of prices at
reasonable levels by encouraging
greater competition




Explain the strategy for scaling up
e
-
soko

and sustainability.

esoko :


The whole country


50 markets


87 commodities


Neibourhood countries



AMIS:


The whole country and abroad






AMIS:


Between 9123 and 2107 visits per
week from its launch.


131 registered cooperatives (Yellow
pages )have been invited in different
training/meetings for their capacity
buildings


30 registered yellow pages get the
market of their products from AMIS
yellow pages visitors


Those are the numbers we got from
Feedback provided by the benefiting
organisation may be there others who
did not communicate it.


Feedback are provided through email
and mobile phone channel

ESOKO:


From its
launch up to now :



60,865 people used sms


June to Dec
-
09 the sms
are 7,431 =12.2%


Jan

Dec 2010 the sms are
19862=32.6%


Jan
-

October 2011 the sms
are 33,572= 55.2%



9577 people using
web






Provide the feedback through
different channels


AMIS:


Farmers


Farmers organisation


Extension workers


Partners (local and international)


Researchers


Students



eSoko:




Ministry of Trade


Rwanda public procurement
authority(RPPA)


The project for increasing crop
production/JICA


Farm Concern International


Fewsnet


National Institute of Statistics
/GDP and EICV


World Food Program use
e
S
oko
to negotiate price with farmers


Farmers and farmers
organisation
like Imbaraga


and others.







AMIS:


Developed by MINAGRI
in Partnership with
Belgium Gor through
BTC


Running by MINAGRI


CICA


Free of charger service
use


Uses the government
budget (all costs are
covered by MINAGRI)




eSoko:


Developed by MINAGRI
in partnership with
World Bank trough
eRwanda Project/RDB


Running by MINAGRI


To use it cost you an
sms cost


Use the budget of
MINAGRI

(all costs are
covered by MINAGRI)




Multilingual ( Kinyarwanda,

Swahili and English):



Market Price(Minimum, Model and Maximum)



Crop advisory as per the stage of the crop cycle


Weather or Climate changes


user
-

friendly online interface


online market intermediation/ trading platform :


Facilitating market linkage between small holder farmers, cooperatives ,
traders and the processing industries.


Mobile phone based payment gateway (like m
-
pesa

in kenya
-

in paying the
farmers in villages)


Informal cross border trade data collection using J2ME Application


Monitoring/ Surveillance of price trends will be enhanced


Enhancement of the analytics capabilities; Reports Enhancements, System


User monitoring report


And soon.






AMIS & eSoko


We are encouraging whoever


The channel is the Ministry of
Agriculture and Animal Resources
-

MINAGRI

Or




Agricultural Information and
Communication Centre
-

MINAGRI






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THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION
.