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Thursday, 10 July 2008

SMS Powered Agriculture, 2nd Edition

A previous blog noted how Zambian farmers were using SMS to search for better prices. Some recent praise from the ZNFU in the Daily Mail who note that the "SMS facility has improved small-scale farmers’ access to markets, better prices for commodities and enabled them access profitable markets where they are available". There's a read across here to the discussion we have been having on the potential role of information in diversification. The SMS service clearly helps in addressing the "information failures".

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