The National Farmers Information Service

NAFIS (National Farmers Information Service)

Posted by AnneryanHeatwole on Sep 01, 2009
NAFIS (National Farmers Information Service) data sheet 4254 Views
Organization that developed the Tool: 
Main Contact: 
Mucemi Gakuru
Problem or Need: 

NAFIS is a voice information service intended to serve farmers in Kiswahili, expecially in rural areas where Internet access is limited.

Main Contact Email : 
Brief Description: 

NAFIS (the National Farmers Information Service) is a voice service that offers agricultural extension information which farmers can access through mobile phones. NAFIS is updated through the web, and the IVR is created automatically through a Text-to-Speech engine in both Kiswahili and Kenyan English.

Tool Category: 
App resides and runs on a server
Is a web-based application/web service
Key Features : 
  • Enables easy updates through the web
  • Accessible to non-literate users
  • Enables automatic setup of IVR


Main Services: 
Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Information Resources/Information Databases
Tool Maturity: 
Currently deployed
All phones -- Voice
Current Version: 
Program/Code Language: 
Number of Current End Users: 
Number of current beneficiaries: 
Languages supported: 
Kiswahili, English
Handsets/devices supported: 
Any handset that has DTMF signaling.
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Is an API available to interface with your tool?: 
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