Honduras: Price Data by Mobile Phone

Corn, coffee and vegetables growers will be able to access price information with their mobile phones, by using Agrocel.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Agrocel is short for Price Information System Via Mobile Phones, and is a project developed by Tigo, Funder (Rural Development Foundation), and Project Pymerural (a Rural SMEs initiative).

"Growers need only to text the Spanish words for coffee, vegetables or corn to the 2020 number and they will receive daily price data. The cost of this service is $1.7 a month."

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