The Sanjaya Lall Programme for Technology and Management for Development (SLPTMD) is named after an
One of the first projects to be undertaken by researchers is the improvement of e-services for farmers in
Mobile phones will be distributed to representatives from each of the farming communities, known as Munnas, who will respond to requests from farmers who need advice. The Munnas will take photographs of plants on their mobile phones and transmit those images to the agricultural experts for an immediate response.
The computer technology will also allow farmer cooperatives to tap into e-services, such as on-line banking, or current data on supply prices and market demand. This programme sees this project as a test bed for other similar schemes to be replicated in
The Sanjaya Lall Programme is funded by the Engineering and Physical Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Sanjaya Lall Trust, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the International Labour Organisation, the Fell Fund and the