27 August 2009

Information Technology to connect 11,000 coffee growers in Brazil

A new web-based technology is being developed to connect the 11,000 members of the largest coffee growers cooperative in Brazil by 2010.

The new computational is part of a project called eFarms, a road-way for small farms to a networked world”, consist of software to access the cooperative's databases and a low-cost wireless network to connect small farmers and to enable their access to the Internet.

The eFarms project is based on 3 pillars: research, development of well qualified human resources and the creation of a multi-level wireless infrastructure.

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