Experiences in the use of text messaging services and mobile telecommunications in the agricultural markets of Costa Rica, Ecuador, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay.


IICA C30 52


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  • Topographic signature: IICA C30 52
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The MIS have implemented different tools to generate more accurate, reliable and transparent information. As societies become increasingly computer-based, options such as websites and databases are complementing more traditional information services such as radio, television, fax, telephone recordings and others. One of the most widely used mechanisms to disseminate information on agricultural product prices is text messaging or SMS (short messaging system), especially using low-range phones (this system was implemented even before smartphones became widespread).