WSIS Prizes Contest 2021 Nominee

Leveraging Information and Communication Technology for Irrigated Agricultural Information


Description

"Our project promotes the use of technology to reduce the face-to-face activity on the ground of the irrigated farmers in Garut (West Java) and Lombok (West Nusa Tenggara). The conventional activities among farmers and extension worker is usually conducted by face-to-face to exchange information and extract solution from the extention workers. But since the Covid-19 Pandemic, people will reduce the conventional way of exchanging information as much as they could. In result, farmers have to find alternatives to communicate better to get needed information regarding farming.
Through our platform, it will be possible for farmers to get information not only from their designated extension workers, but also broaded from many extension workers and farmers with the similar problem with them from all over the country. It even made possible for extension workers to act as the surveyor and extract crops data from farmers without jeopardizing the health of both parties; the farmers nor the extension worker.
It also has been proven that the exchange of information in the platform is more effective and more efficient than the conventional way, since we also provide information in the form of articles, videos, crop calendar, price information and so on."

Project website

http://lisa.id/


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Action lines related to this project
  • AL C7. E-agriculture 2021
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 2: Zero hunger

Coverage
  • Indonesia

Status

Completed

Start date

18 March 2020

End date

15 September 2020


Replicability

Our project can be replicated because the problem that we are trying to solve is a common problem that occurs in rural communities in general, especially farmers. The problem in question is access to information and technology. That is the root of the other secondary issues, including funding, access to agri-input, and access to the market. If access to information is opened freely among farmers, they will be freer to get other secondary access. In the implementation of the solution that we're running, we only implemented one area, Central Java. Seeing the success of information disclosure in Central Java is quite high, so we do replicate in the other provinces in Indonesia.


Sustainability

"Our project seems to have significant benefit for both farmers and stakeholders. In the farmers' side, they have been able to get reliable information regarding their problems on the field freely, where they can also get the information about crop calendar, market price, fertilizer information and many more through just one app on their phone. They can also give stakeholders more accurate data through the surveyor (extension worker) that shows what kind of crops do the farmers cultivate, cultivation methode, farm size, all the way to the productivity prediction. This way, stakeholders can predict how much money the farmers' need for the initial capital, what kind of fertilizer do they need to cultivate, what kind of pesticide, until how much crop the farmers can produce in order to be marketed in certain markets.
This benefits shown that this project is sustainable because we deliver sustainable community chain between farmers and stakeholders. Not only that, we also broaden farmers' knowledge to be able to interact with each other and act as digital community in our platform."


WSIS values promotion

Transformation of education in counseling methods. Strengthening rural communities by utilizing field information directly. Downstreaming of technology and information in rural activities and development. Bridging interactions between Farmers, Fishermen, Breeders and the Community of Experts (Academics and Practitioners). Provision of information from various stakeholders as an indicator in the cultivation system.


Entity name

8villages

Entity country—type

Indonesia Private Sector

Entity website

https://8villages.com/