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Radio, mobile phones could boost African farm yields

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Revelations made by experts at the 2013 euroafrica-ict conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on December 3rd, show that radio and mobile phone systems are vital and sustainable solutions that can help improve agricultural production in Africa.

The experts were impressed with a system designed by Ethiopia-based technology firm —Apposit — for use in the agricultural value chain. The system provides different services to farmers such as information on market prices, agricultural tips and practices as well as general communication through short messageservices and interactive voice response through mobile phones.

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