In developing world particularly in Africa and Asia mobile revolution is taking place. You notice in the streets of Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Nairobi or Kampala, people from all walks of life is using mobile phones in very innovative ways. In India, informal workforce uses text message to find jobs. Text message based system is used to track financial information.
We created a text message based system for farmers to communicate the availability of their harvest. Farmers send a message stating the availability of the material, date and qty in a predefined format as small text message. After the procurement company gets the location and the qty, the results can be mapped and they can dispatch the collection trucks to collect the material. The material can then be tracked using QR codes to the warehouse or processing facility.