Nkalo :the right price at the right time

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Nkalo :the right price at the right time
Small producers are vulnerable to price volatility and limited access to information. Through up-to-date information services, their revenues increases. Nkalo provides information to all the producers of a sector, ensuring fair trade throughout the value chain with ready access to comprehensive information. It integrates also trainings on specific knowledge on agro-market and advices adapted to different value-chain actors (from farm to fork). In Ivory Coast and Mali broadcasted information is in partnership with Orange mobile operator through push SMS, USSD and call center, with more than 100 000 clients. The initiative is supported by CTA. Nkalo: an Ashoka Changemakers finalist
Regional implementation
  • Africa
Burkina Faso, Chad (Republic of), Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Senegal, Sudan
Ongoing from 01/09/2009 to 01/01/2025
Our partnership are from: civil society, private sector, national institutions and international organizations: • Orange in Mali and Ivory Coast (Orange, formerly France Telecom, is a French telecommunications company). • CTA (Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU) • Chigata (local partner in Ivory Coast) • INADES-Burkina (local partner in Burkina-Faso) • Conseil Coton Anacarde (National Body for cashew regulation) • GSMA (GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's mobile. It supports m-Agri development solutions). • SAP (World leader in business applications, IT services, analytics, cloud, mobility and database technology. First software company in Europe and fourth in the world). • OLAM (a leading agri-business operating from seed to shelf in 65 countries, in many businesses including cocoa, coffee, cashew, rice and cotton). • GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - German Company for International Cooperation) • EU (European Union) • AFD (French Agency for Development) • A lot of national union on different agro value-chain (sesam seed, cotton, cashew, global shea alliance...)

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
      * ICT for sustainable development
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
      * E-business
         * E-commerce and e-trade
         * SME competitiveness
         * Technology and innovation
         * Supply chains and outsourcing
      * E-employment
         * Expanding income gaps
         * Professional training
      * E-agriculture
* Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
* International and regional cooperation
  • Goal 1: Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development
  • Programme
  • We call it an 'initiative'.