How mobile phones are transforming agriculture in Africa
There are now over 65 mobile phones for every 100 people living in Africa.
And NGOs like Gorta Self Help Africa are harnessing the potential of mobile technology, in the fight against hunger.
A new mobile phone based text and advice service ensures that farmers in Malawi are accessing up to date information on their crops and harvests.
To read more about how mobile phones are transforming agriculture acrossAfrica, have a look here:
- “Open Data, mobiles and Development” (Dóchas, 2011)
- Is there an App for Human Development? (Dóchas, 2011)
- ICTs for the MDGs – a perspective on ICTs’ role in addressing urban poverty (2013)
- Mobile phones help Tanzanian farmers boost yields (2014)
- Four apps helping African farmers (2014)
- Cell phones and agriculture (2014)
- The mobile revolution helps African farmers (2014)
- How mobile technology has transformed Africa (2014)
- Expanding Africa’s digital frontier (2014)
- Mobile money is transforming the business of agriculture in Kenya (2013)
- Five ways cell phones are changing agriculture in Africa (2013)
- Mobile technology boosts water security for the poor (2012)
- How mobile phones are transforming African agriculture (London Evening Post, 2012)
- Smart phones for poor farmers (2011)
Entry filed under: Livlihoods, MDGs. Tags: Africa, Agriculture, Aid, Effectiveness, globaldev, ICT, ICT4Dev, Impact, Irish Aid, Irish NGOs, Learning, MDGs, Millennium Development Goals, NGOs, Overseas aid, Poverty, Smart Aid.