Here is a video dealing with the use of mobile phones in rural development and agriculture. The video was shot at the MobileActive08 conference in Johannesburg, organised by Katrin Verclas of the MobileActive network.
Ugo Vallauri, David Newman and Jonathan Campaigne discuss small farm productivity issues which are key to economic growth and poverty reduction. They discuss how farmers are not effectively linked to the larger industry and therefore how mobiles phones can be used to help with this area. Farmers use these phones which allow people to enter markets and improve access to partners thereby improving their likelihoods and food security.
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