From Phones to Fields

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Check out this transcript from Voice of America on the innovative use of cell phones to help rural farmers gain access to fertilizer–and advice–in the Philippines.  Nourishing the Planet’s Danielle Nierenberg is quoted on how similar mobile technological innovations are being applied all over Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Cell phones are giving farmers access to more information, including updates about weather and market prices, as well as giving them the opportunity to build credit by making transactions via their phones.  Click here to listen to the audio report.

For more on how mobile technologies are making positive changes see: A Sustainable Calling Plan

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