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Farming Tips Reach Developing World Via Cell Phone

Mobile phones are the latest weapon in the fight against hunger and poverty. The devices provide a new way to deliver information to developing world farmers in hard-to-reach places. more

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Mobile Services to Boost Farm Economies in AME Emerging Markets

The arrival of more robust mobile data services will trigger the development of "m-agriculture" applications that will help make agricultural economies in the Africa/Middle East region more efficient and more profitable, more

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Looking for wireless? Try a local farm

Wireless. For most, the word conjures images quaint coffee shops or busy airport lobbies - places where people drop in to check on business or check in with other people. more

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Nokia Launches Ovi Life Tools Rural Information Service in Nigeria

Nokia has announced that Ovi Life Tools, its information service, is now available in Nigeria. The African launch follows hot on the heels of launches over the last year in Indonesia, India and China.  more

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Afghan Farmers to Get Farm Produce Pricing by Mobile Phone

Afghan mobile network, Roshan has launched a mobile service, branded as Malomat, that provides pricing information to farmers and distributors to assist in buying and selling goods at fair rates.  more

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Phone Call About Fertilizer Could Be a Big Help to Philippine Rice Farmers

Advice on how much fertilizer to use will soon be just a phone call away for rice farmers in the Philippines.  more

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Using Mobile Phones to Improve Information for Brazil's Fishermen

Brazilian mobile network operator, Vivo has launched a service that provides useful information to fishermen.  more

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Africa cell phone boom beneficial - but schools, roads, power, water remain critical

The fast-growing use of cell phones in Africa - where many people lack the basic human necessities - has made headlines worldwide the past few years. The surprising boom has led to widespread speculation that cell phones could potentially transform the impoverished continent. more

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Farmers to get rice-growing advice via text messages

Farmers in the "texting capital" of the world-the Philippines-will soon have nutrient management advice tailored specifically to their rice crops delivered to their mobile phones.  more

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Invest in High Speed Internet, Says Scholar to African Leaders

Kenyan-born Calestous Juma who is director of Science, Technology and Globalization at Harvard University's Kennedy School said although most African countries had been saddled with inadequate information technology, the situation is improving gradually. more

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