mNutrition

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CABI-led consortium secures GSMA funding to aidp three million people access nutrition information using mobile technology. The consortium comprises CABI, BMJ, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Oxfam GB.

More than three million people in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia will be accessing vital nutrition and health information using mobile technology as part of a mNutrition project to help tackle malnutrition – a leading cause of child death worldwide. The GSMA Mobile for Development Foundation has appointed a CABI-led consortium as the global content provider to the mNutrition initiative – a UK Department for International Development (DFID) funded project that aims to improve the nutritional status of more than three million people. The initiative will tackle malnutrition and help beneficiaries to access nutrition-based agricultural and health information using mobile technology.

mAgri working group meeting in Dhaka

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The mAgri grantee kick off workshop was organised by GSMA in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 27th August 2014. The objective was to generate ideas and make the grantee aware about the working with GSMA and its global content partner CABI. The workshop was attended by the representatives from GSMA, CABI India, FROG, Grameen Phone Bangladesh, Dialog Sri Lanka, Vodafone Ghana and Bangla Trac Miaki Bangladesh. GSMA discussed about the objective of the mAgri grant and invited partners to discuss and set expectations with each other.

Project Airtel Kilimo: CABI and KARI team meet for consultation

CABI and KARI team for the project Airtel Kilimo
CABI and KARI team for the project Airtel Kilimo

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mKisan Planning Workshop

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mKisan Planning Workshop was a kick off workshop for the project mKisan organised in the CABI- South Asia Office from 26/06 to 28/06/12.

The mKisan planning workshop basically entailed to bring all consortium partners and supporting organisation (GSMA) on a single platform to discuss and finalise various operational matters and the working plan of the project. This helped all the connsortium partners to proceed to our set targets and accomplish the desired goal of the project effectively.

The workshop ended successfully with the finalisation of work plan for the project and with the setting up of milestones to be achieved. Beside this it brought clear understanding of the contribution and deliverables to be made by each consortium partners.

mKisan

                                                                                                                                                  

An initiative to empower the farmers

The mKisan is a project which is launched with the support of mFarmer Initiative Challenge Fund (where mFarmer project is part of the International mAgri fund of the GSMA development fund)

In India, the project will be executed by a consortium  involving four partners: Handygo (Lead partner)-Mobile value Added Service Provider, CABI-Content Partner, ILRI-Content Partner and Digital Green-Content Partner (agri-extension videos).

Here, CABI will be contributing by providing scientifically validated and actionable information on agriculture to enable the farmers to take informed decision. This will be done through the it acclaimed and acknowledged Direct2Farm repository.

Partners will jointly endeavour to develop a comprehensive agro-advisory service which can address various problems of our agrarian society and particularly the small-holder farmers.

The goal of project is to facilitate access to valued agricultural information and advice to our poor farmers through mobile phones, which they can use to increase their productivity and incomes.

mKisan aims to reach about 1,000,000 smallholder farmers in 6 states of India over a 24 month implementation period. Under this project 6 major states will be covered they are: Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.