Tianfu Agriculture Information Network

SDG 2: Zero HungerSDG: 10 Reduced inequalities
  • Year: 2005
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Uncategorized
  • Organisation: Sichuan Branch of China United Telecommunication Corporation
  • Country: China



The Tianfu Agriculture Information Network (TAIN) was established in order to reduce the Digital Divide in poor areas of Western China, where more than ten minority groups live. In these areas, communication infrastructure is underdeveloped, and each minority group has their own dialect not easily understood by others. Education level is in general quite low. TAIN helps farmers to access all kinds of knowledge and information relevant to them, such as agricultural weather messages, farm produce supply information and demand status, treatment and sanitation recommendations and legal advice. All of this helps farmers to sell their products at a fair market price.