voice messaging

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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