Your browser does not support JavaScript. Please to enable it.

Terms & Conditions

The idea you wish to view belongs to a community that requires acceptance of terms and conditions.


    Help to Improve This Idea.


    Prev | Next

    Mjumbe Mkulima: Everything a Farmer Needs - Information on Weather & Markets, at Their Fingertips

    by Stephen Magu 06/01/2019 01:55 AM BST

    • {{:upVoteCount}}
    Recipients ()

        Move idea from "Submission and Collaboration" stage to:


          Do you want to send this idea to AdaptiveWork?


          Do you want to send this idea to Portfolios?


          Which workspace template do you wish to use?

          I accept the terms and conditions (see side bar). I understand all content I am submitting must be licensed under an open-source software or Creative Commons license as described in the Terms and Conditions:



          This proposed system, dubbed Mjumbe Mkulima (swahili for envoy-farmer), will combine three systems into one: i) text-based push notifications (originating from a central source); ii) geographic location-based warning systems (such as those used in emergency notifications in the west); and iii) the USSD code, in response to user-generated querries. The system will also have an android/iOS-frendly user-interface that can querry all of the functions for smartphone users. As envisioned, the system recognizes that a significant number of mobile phone users in Africa and the less resource-rich areas restrict their usage to the most basic functions: texting, making phone calls, and financial-based activities. Cost concerns, complexity in usage and challenges of charging phones (solar-powered chargers or charging stations) lead to smartphones being used more by youth, and less by rural and older citizens. As such, an info/advisory/warning system will be both text-based, and android-based (do the people in developing countries really use iPhones and farm?). By having a push-based system, with possible query functions that use the USSD code, the system overcomes challenges of cost (e.g. sending text messages to learn about the weather), while still keeping citizens well informed. The system will push out notifications to people located within a certain geographical area twice a week: one push notification will relate to the weather/weekly climate; while the second notification will be a market analysis notification (for example, the prices of different products). In doing so, given that different crops are grown in different areas that have varying climate and weather conditions, it is easier to customize each notification for each general geographic location.

          Co-authors to your solution

          Anyone want in?

          Link to your concept design and documentation (Required by the final day of the Submission & Collaboration phase)

          Um. Working on it.

          Link to an online working solution or prototype (Required by the final day of the Submission & Collaboration phase):

          Looking for coders to help with creating this

          Link to a video or screencast of your solution or prototype (Required by the final day of the Submission & Collaboration phase):


          Link to source code of your solution or prototype above. (If you submitted a link to an online solution or prototype, or to a video of your solution of prototype, you must provide a link to the source code. This item is required by the final day of the submission phase):


          weather,climate,markets,farmers,development,crops ,pricing

          Move this Idea

          Select a Category

          Close this idea

          When closing an idea, you must determine whether the idea has exited successfully or unsuccessfully.

          Copy idea to another community

          Add Team Members

            Maximum number of team members allowed: 5

            Help to Improve This Idea.

            User Tasks ?
            Required for graduation.
            Task Assigned to Due Date Status
            Judge review 08/09/2019 Completed
            on 08/02/2019
            Judge review 08/09/2019 Completed
            on 08/07/2019
            No ideas found!
            No activities yet.