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Rwanda seeks to address low awareness of ICT's benefit to agriculture and farmers

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Submitted by Michael Riggs on Tue, 06/08/2013 - 09:53
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Agriculture is the largest ecomomic sector in Rwanda. Recognizing this, the ICT Minister says that "Making Rwanda smart is making agriculture smart".

Interviews with farmers and people marketing agricultural produce indicate that awareness of ICT information services and the benefits are currently very low. Market information is avalible, from Esoko, for example, using simple mobile phones.

In order to address this gap, the Ministry has launched a five year ICT awareness campaign.

Read more in the article on AllAfrica here.