Kiswahili/English Voice Information Service for Banana growers in Kenya

K. DRGAKURUMUCEMI. "Kiswahili/English Voice Information Service for Banana growers in Kenya.". In: Workshop on Mobiles and Development: Contribution of Mobile Devices to Development, 16th may 2007, University of Manchester. FARA; 2007.


We describe the progress of the Local Language Speech Technology Initiative in Kenya, where since starting in 2003, technology and expertise have been successfully transferred to the Kenyan partners, culminating in the launch of the National Farmers Information Service (NAFIS) in April 2008. NAFIS is primarily a voice service accessed over the phone and offers a wide range of information in Kiswahili or Kenyan English, supplementing the existing agricultural extension services.




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