"Mobile phones are the success story of bridging the rural digital divide, bringing tangible economic benefits and acting as agents of social mobilization through improved communication."
Meeting with farmers in Batticaloa to exchange ideas.
They expressed interest in using text messages to provide
seasonal flood alerts to the community. FOSS software
like FrontlineSMS makes it possible to involve them
directly in the process of designing, running, and managing
the alert system for themselves.