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Crowdsourcing Applications for Agricultural Development in Africa

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This paper details crowdsourcing in an agricultural development context, defined in the textbox. Although still fairly new in practice, it provides a potentially affordable tool for practitioners to conduct field research, gather data from remote areas, exchange information among key stakeholders, and other benefits. It includes sections on the necessary components for using crowdsourcing in agricultural development, profiles of examples from the field, program design tips, implementation challenges, and a peek at what the future might hold.