• Grantee Profile: Open Data and Economic Ownership in West African Agriculture

    5 days ago - By Markets For Good

    Mobile technology is changing the way of life for millions of rural farmers across the West African country of Ghana. They receive texts with up-to-date crop prices, weather alerts, and advice about planting. Using electronic payment services, they now have credit histories to secure loans. With mobile technology, they can find drivers to haul their fresh produce to market before it spoils.
    In short, mobile apps are empowering long-struggling Ghanaian farmers-who, on average, cultivate less than an acre of arable land-in ways that were once thought impossible. But there may be a flip...
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