Smartphones come to Ugandan farmers' aid

Database of information set up by charity is accessible to farmers through community knowledge workers.

    Africa has the world's fastest growing mobile phone market in the world.

    Now smartphones in Uganda are helping thousands of poor farmers to track new farming technologies, treatment for their animal, weather patterns, market prices and best bargains.

    As part of a special series, Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb speaks to farmers in Lugazi in Uganda who have benefited from this technology that is accessible via a touch phone that is given to one trusted elder in every village.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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