A review of research on how information services based on mobile phone technology can improve the lives of smallholder farmers has found only patchy evidence of success.
The study conducted through...
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Blockchain and ICT4D
Blockchain use cases in ICT4D
Opportunities for blockchain
In the past month within the ICT4D, blockchain is probably the most...
This article surmises that in Africa technology can help farmers not lose income by knowing ahead when to sell their produce. Technology can connect farmers to the markets; market failure is an...
mFarmer is an app developed by EcoHub that aims to provide free information such as access to market information, training and education to improve their productivity and yields and mobile money in...
Esoko is a communication tool created with a view to building connection between businesses, projects, NGOs, governments and smallholder farmers.
Esoko started as a price information service but the...
M-Pesa (M is for mobile, “pesa” is Swahili for “money”) was launched by Safaricom, Vodafone’s Kenyan associate, on March 6, 2007. The service is designed to safely send receive and store money via a...
Over 90% of sub-Saharan Africa’s 48 million smallholder farmers lack access to formal credit. Although agriculture accounts for around 65% of employment and 32% of gross domestic product, less than 6...