Sokoine University of agriculture in collaboration with a number of partners has developed Ushaurikilimo. 'Ushaurikilimo' is a Swahili word that stands for 'Agro-Advisory'.
'Ushaurikilimo.org' is an Agro-Advisory Service that allows any agriculture actors (e.g. farmer, extension officer, policy maker, trader, etc) to ask for advisory to agriculture extension officer using either web or mobile phone. This means the system is an integrated system which has modules for mobile based farmers' advisory information system (M-FAIS) and web based farmers' advisory information system (W-FAIS). M-FAIS & W-FAIS allows farmers to get advice in various agricultural issues such as agronomic practices, post-harvest operations, livestock husbandry, forestry, veterinary services, community development and market. A farmer can send a question to either 0688099408 or +15136572794. After that the farmer is answered by agriculture experts via his or her mobile phone.
This system is developed by experts from Sokoine University of Agriculture under funding of EPINAV.