Design and development of the web-based information system of Agricultural Markets and Agribusiness Development Project (PDMAS)

Country: Senegal

Client: PDMAS

Year: 2010

Main technologies:

PHP, Javascript, Perl, HTML, CSS, Ext JS 3, Zend Framework,  Worpress, Jira, GitHub, Jenkins, PHP Unit, JMeter, iReport, MySQL, Linux, SVG, ArcGIS. Also, the system was integrated with existing technologies (financial system – “TomPro”).



The PDMAS aims to create favourable conditions for the emergence of modern and competitive agriculture. It allows economic operators and small producers to position themselves effectively on high-value-added national and international markets. PDMAS comprises the following components: better marketing conditions, promotion/development of private irrigation, support for the competitiveness of agricultural products, land security and access to financing. The Information system developed for PDMAS included modules for:

  • Sub-projects module (for all projects financed by the PDMAS: approval process, description of beneficiaries, indicators, documents, environmental impacts, etc.)
  • Design of operational/functional structure of the programme (components, activities, sub-activities, tasks), Design of strategic structure of the programme (objectives, outcomes, outputs), monitoring of outcome and output indicators,
  • Operational planning, resources allocation
  • Comparison of the actual impact against with initial targets and  budget/disbursement of funds
  • Procurement process management (tenders, evaluation of proposals, suppliers management, etc.)
  • Other smaller modules for management of: documents, contacts, infrastructures, workshops, training, etc.
  • Reports and geographic viewer


Nature of the services provided :

  • Licence for Prome Web
  • Preliminary study workshop: Business analysis (needs study), Development of the System Design Document for both modules, preparation of mock-ups and data models
  • Development of the M&E information system based on Prome Web and customized with additional modules
  • Data integration (master data, excel databases, users/profiles and geographic data)
  • Integration with financial system – “TomPro”
  • Quality assurance and testing
  • Preparation of releases
  • Provision of training manuals and user guides
  • Provision of technical documentation
  • Web hosting
  • Help desk support
  • Training of 30 users
  • Development of the Website of PDMAS (with WordPress):


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