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m:lab By Sheilah Birgen / August 17, 2014

How to Use Mobile Phones to encourage information sharing within the agricultural value chains


Smallholder farmers form majority of the farming capital in Africa, yet more often than not they are left out of the value chain’s growth. Mobile is a powerful tool in Africa. In fact, according to a report by GSMA, Mobile penetration across the region was 54% in 2012 and contributed

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iHub By Sheilah Birgen / July 25, 2014

Wireless Wednesday – How can mobile technology encourage information sharing within agricultural value chains


Agriculture is critical to global stability and development. It accounts for a third of the gross domestic products and three-quarters of employment in sub-Saharan Africa. (World Bank 2008). But most farmers still remain poor and out of touch with best practices that can yield to high production, prevention of post

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