Monday, May 25, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Nestle farmers - a group of farmers, those who sell their raw milk to Nestle Company, from Dambadeniya experiencing the validity of mobile technology and it strength. The farmers are expecting atleast 10% of growth (without any additional investment) before end of this year.
The farmers those who haven't the mobile phone accessibility, using the touch screen panel to send a message (SMS) to the Veterinary Surgeon/Livesstock Development Instructor / AI Technician, for their requirements. The touch screen was installed at the Milk purchasing centre , where farmers will be visiting daily.
The e-dairy intervention has been reached its highest innovative ICT application in Sri Lanka. This system taken up as a industrial innovation of using Information technology for the development of dairy industry. The research team University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) inspected the system and stated "This system opened our eyes how communities can involve in the development of this country through ICT" The team was led by Mr.H.W.H.Premachndra and Mr.U.D.U.Indika - the Instructors of UCSC, under the guidance of w.Chaminda Priyashantha and Mrs.Girty Gamage - Co-ordinator External Degree Centre - UCSC
The Veterinary officers of Narammala and Alawwa, have commenced the training of ICT , for their day-today activities. The Dambadeniya ICT Centre is providing the interactive training with high quality. The training of "ICT4VET" commenced at Dambadeniya Development Foundation in order to fulfill the requirement of accessing e-dairy system.
Participant - Training Program - 1
Dr.S.S.W.B.M.K.K. Pusella - Veterinary Surgeon
Mrs.Chandra S.Kumari – LDI
Mr.Gamini Senevirathne – LDI
Mr.K.Gunaasa – LDI
Mrs.Amara Kulasinghe – LDI
Mrs.Sandya Kanthi Gunawardena – LDI
Mr.Bandara Basnayaka - LDI