About this project
Örebro University applied for funding of a project developing an Agricultural Market Information Systems (AMIS), providing better functioning local agricultural markets and in particular supporting small farmers in rural Bangladesh. The project will be pursued in cooperation with the Department of Agricultural Marketing (DAM) under the Bangladesh Ministry of Agriculture
The project draws on, and extends, already initiated efforts by DAM. DAM has since several years developed an AMIS. This, however, is yet not functioning as hoped, mainly because of low outreach following inappropriate technical solutions and deficiencies in local organisation. This project will address the difficulties encountered earlier. The preconditions for implementing the system here proposed have been investigated by Örebro university in a survey to 1050 proposed users and interviews with stakeholders during early 2007, and the solution is designed following the findings from that study.