Pilot for Information and Financial Mobile Solutions

The program aims help peach and potato farmers in Swat to increase their income, improve their access to market, and fight crop diseases through the USAID-funded in partnership with the Khyber Pakhtunhwa (KP) government and Telenor Pakistan.

Pilot for Information and Financial Mobile Solutions

USAID Firms Project has partnered with Telenor Pakistan and Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to provide Information Communication Technology (ICT) based information and financial services to beneficiaries of the peach, potato and fisheries sector in Swat. This pilot will work to introduce SMS and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) information to beneficiaries directly on their mobile handsets. The Resource Partner, Telenor, will also provide branchless banking services to farmers in the region. A Gap Analysis of Mobile Banking and Analytical Overview of Mobile Agriculture Trading will also be undertaken during this period. It is planned that Information and Trading Centres will be established in the region to help in exchange of information and provide buyers/sellers with a platform for interaction.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

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  • Telenor Pakistan

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Key Information

LocationPakistan, South Asia
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2014
  • ValueUSD 183 Thousand