Ag Info by Phone in Uganda

 

More than 75 percent of farmers in a rural region of Uganda called Kabale have access to cell phones. But access to other things they need, like information on markets, weather, fertilization tactics, plant spacing, and other agricultural tools, is limited. So an organization called Life Long Learning for Farmers in Uganda created an application to text twice-weekly updates to farmers in Kabale. Those farmers who aren’t literate can receive phone calls in their local dialect instead.

Read more about it in this article from the awesome folks at Nourishing the Planet:

http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/mobile-phone-technology-improves-farmers-fortunes-in-uganda/

 

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