30 Oct 2009

Vegetable farmers in PNG to benefit from mobile service

11:28 am on 30 October 2009

Vegetable farmers in Papua New Guinea will now benefit from a mobile market information service, thanks to Fresh Produce Development Agency or FPDA, Digicel and AusAID.

Information can be accessed through simple short message service from Digicel phones to a database that will be updated weekly

The information service will include, price, quality and supply for 12 main crops sold in eight urban markets in the country where the FPDA conducts weekly surveys.

The FPDA, in partnership with Digicel, launched its mobile market information networking system project in Port Moresby yesterday.

The National newspaper reports the two-year project is being funded by AusAID.