Fiji Time: 11:27 PM on Monday 11 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Mobile phones to aid farmers

Jone Kalouniviti
Saturday, March 01, 2014

THE planned set-up of 50 new transmitter towers by Vodafone Fiji Ltd will help in the establishment of a European Union-funded mobile phone application to be used by farmers to communicate and access information.

Agriculture Minister Lieutenant Colonel Inia Seruiratu said it could not have come at a better time.

He said the ministry was working with Vodafone, the Fiji Crops and Livestock Council secretariat, the International Trade Centre and the EU.

"The ITC suite of mobile applications is already used in Asian and African countries," he said.

"This will help farmers access information from the ministry, export agencies, the FCLC and also enable them to communicate with other stakeholders via SMS messaging or the internet."

Fiji Export Council general manager Jone Cavubati said this would provide a direct link between the buyers and the farmers.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62310.6041
JPY 55.586152.5861
GBP 0.36090.3529
EUR 0.41200.4000
NZD 0.71410.6811
AUD 0.64850.6235
USD 0.48650.4695

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 8th, December, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. SOCIAL MEDIA Alleged racist comments inquiry
  2. Fijians lose 7s final
  3. Bulitavu 'refute and reject' PM's statement
  4. Court awards landowners $47k
  5. Ministry welcomes minister
  6. Church in politics
  7. United Pentecostal
  8. Reddy is Minister for Waterways
  9. To'omalatai: I wish my dad was here, I really miss him
  10. Bull ordained as North bishop

Top Stories this Week

  1. First words at 21 Tuesday (05 Dec)
  2. Lautoka hospital departments closed till further notice Tuesday (05 Dec)
  3. Good Samaritan helps out Thursday (07 Dec)
  4. SODELPA releases candidates' names for 2018 elections Saturday (09 Dec)
  5. Call of duty Thursday (07 Dec)
  6. Fiji Airways begins Japan direct flights Wednesday (06 Dec)
  7. Qiliho calls to regulate cyber space Sunday (10 Dec)
  8. The lively Asena Friday (08 Dec)
  9. A-G: PM will make decision Wednesday (06 Dec)
  10. Banuve's challenge Friday (08 Dec)