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    This blog was originally posted by Brenna Goth on September 4, 2013 in the CIMMYT blog.Mobile phones promise new opportunities for reaching farmers with agricultural information, but are their potential fully utilized? CIMMYT’s agricultural economist Surabhi Mittal and IRRI’s economist Mamta Mehar...

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    By Lesley Denyes. Orginally published on Agri-Fin Mobile, a site about Mercy Corps' project to “bundle” key services of agricultural advice from private sector, research and extension institutions with financial services providers and telecommunications companies. Coming on the heels of the latest...

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    By Kyla Yeoman. Orginally published on Agri-Fin Mobile, a site about Mercy Corps' project to “bundle” key services of agricultural advice from private sector, research and extension institutions with financial services providers and telecommunications companies. This is the typical lifestyle of...

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    By Nisma Elias. Orginally published on Global Envision, a blog about market driven solutions to poverty produced by Mercy Corps. Tight regulation may be holding mobile banking back where it’s needed most. M-Pesa, a thriving mobile money service launched in 2007 by Kenya’s leading...

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    By Leah Meadows. Orginally published on Agri-Fin Mobile, a site about Mercy Corps' project to “bundle” key services of agricultural advice from private sector, research and extension institutions with financial services providers and telecommunications companies. When Ida was 15 years old, she...

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    By Emily Youatt. Orginally published on Global Envision, a blog about market driven solutions to poverty produced by Mercy Corps. Filipino rice farmers will soon pad their mobile wallets with more than just mobile money: they'll get on-demand farming advice, too.  Though rice is the archipelago's...

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    Three billion unique mobile subscribers? Yes, it is a huge number. To learn that another mobile SIM is activated every passing second around the world is overwhelming. And today mobile technology is the easiest entry point to the internet too. Looking at this ICT uptake we tend to believe that...

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    A nice overview of the Grameen Foundation's Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) programme in Uganda has been published here. I assume most e-Agriculture Community members are already familiar with the CKW programme, but if not, do read the article. There is also a very good summary of the short-...

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    Today in International Youth Day 2013 I would like to dedicate this post to all of my peers, the young professionals aspiring to become someone in the ICT4D field.    In his latest blog, Ken Banks from Kiwanja.net makes a very strong, yet realistic, criticism of the ICT4D field. According to him,...

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    With nearly 28 million people, though Nepal is predominantly an agrarian country, migration is increasingly becoming an important livelihood strategy for farm households in rural Nepal. Remittance has emerged as the lifeblood as earnings through agriculture in rural areas is insufficient and the...

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