[p2p-research] Slashdot | Nicaragua Creates Innovative Agricultural Information System With Open Source

Paul D. Fernhout pdfernhout at kurtz-fernhout.com
Sat Nov 14 03:14:23 CET 2009

"Nicaragua is the second-poorest country of the Americas. It is now also the 
Latin American country with the most capable web-based information system 
for agriculture, thanks to open source software. ALBAstryde itself is open 
source, and it is based on Django and jQuery. It allows the user to play 
with the data, and its reach is further extended by a net of radio stations 
which are broadcasting the numbers to remote peasants, who thereby, for the 
first time ever, get up to date data on prices and general production levels 
in the country. The implementation for the ministry of agriculture of 
Nicaragua already contains live data."

--Paul Fernhout

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