User Guide - Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

User Guide - Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
USER GUIDE
agriculture,
forestry & fisheries
Department:
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
USER GUIDE
Revision 3.0
March 2014
2014
Design and layout by
Directorate Communication Services
Private Bag X144, Pretoria 0001
Contents
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Introduction
1.1 About this manual
1.2 System software requirements
1.3 MIS web address
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System window nevigation
2.1 View market information, view prices, print and close
2.2 How to view market price information
2.3 Grading and standard information
2.4 Market information
2.5 Market agents
2.6 Transport agents
2.7 Market prices
2.8 Electronic library (E-library)
2.9 Forestry and fisheries information
2.10 Provincial information
2.11 Feedback
2.12 Related links
2.13 Contact us
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1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 About this manual
It is recommended that, before attempting to use the Market Information System of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for the first time,
this user manual be read in order to provide a thorough understanding of the
operation of the system.
1.2 System software requirements
Internet Explorer 7 (or above)
Screen resolution: 1280 by 1024
1.3 Marketing Information System web address
The MIS can be accessed via the following web address:
http://webapps.daff.gov.za/amis/
2. SYSTEM WINDOW NAVIGATION
2.1 View market information, view prices, print and close
On the marketing information section of the MIS, view market info, view prices, print and close buttons will be used to navigate through the system
View market info
Select the market name from the dropdown list and select “view market info”
button to view the information.
View prices
Select the view prices button to select the market prices for the selected
product.
Print
Select the print button to print the information displayed on the screen.
Close
Select the close button to close the opened screen.
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2.2 How to view market price information
Point the cursor on the marketing information tab on the side menu to reveal
the sub-menus under the marketing information
Move the cursor to one of the sub-menus under the tab marketing information (e.g. horticulture) to view the sub-sub-menus.
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2.3 Grading and standard information
Click on the “Grading and Standard Information” sub-sub-menu in order to
view the grading and information of products.
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Select the product’s name from the dropdown list. The selected product’s
grading and standard information will be displayed as shown below:
2.4 Market information
Click on the “Market Prices and Info.” Sub-sub-menu and the window similar
to the one shown below will be displayed.
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Select the market name from the dropdown list of markets, and then click on
the View market info button to view the market information. The window alike
to the one below will be displayed:
2.5 Market agents
Click on the market agents tab to view the market agents’ information
2.6 Transport agents
Click on the transport agents tab to view the transport agents’ information
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2.7 Market prices
Select the period, market and product to view the product prices
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Variety, class, size and packages can be selected in order to specify further
the product prices.
You can also drag prices to Excel spreadsheet by clicking the export to Excel
tab
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2.8 Electronic library (E-library) navigation tab
The E-library features special pages and documents that focus on specific
content related to agricultural marketing information topics.
Click on the E-library top bar menu and the following window will be displayed:
Select a topic of your interest.
For agricultural marketing legislation, click legislation on the dropdown menu
and the following screen will be displayed:
Select the agricultural market legislation dropdown menu and the following
topics appear underneath:
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2.9 Forestry and fisheries information
To view forestry and fisheries information follow the same steps as viewing the
E-library until the identical screen as the one below is displayed:
2.10 Provincial information
The provincial information tab allows users to view market information in various provinces. On the side menu, go to provincial information and select any
province to view the market information.
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2.11 Feedback
This facility allows the users to interact with the system developers by sending
compliments, suggestions, complaints, questions and existing market opportunities.
Click on the feedback top bar menu and the following screen will be displayed:
Select feedback type and input your personal details, including a message,
and then press the submit button to send your message to our system developers and administrators. A quick response will be sent back to you.
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2.12 Related links
On the side bar menu, select related links button to navigate other agricultural external internet sites. The following screen will be displayed:
2.13 Contact us
Contact us tab allows users to view a list of officials from the Directorate: Marketing, Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries.
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