October 17, 2012

List of African mobile agriculture services and applications

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In honor of World Food Day, oAfrica Mobile put together a list of how African developers, governments, and organizations operating in Africa are harnessing mobile technology to improve agricultural practices.

quotemarksright.jpgPrivate companies, budding IT entrepreneurs, NGOs, as well as governments are all involved in a variety of mobile phone-based products, services, and applications aimed at boosting small-scale agriculture. Perhaps the apps out of Kenya (iCow and M-Farm) earn the most global recognition, but dozens of other projects are serving a similar need.quotesmarksleft.jpg

[via @jranck]

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