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‘Question Box’ answering the call to better agriculture for farmers

Dec 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Student Work

With new seeds being made for farmers in Africa, new methods of farming being promoted and linking farming to markets being emphasized, the need for farmers to have appropriate information on seeds, practices and market prices has been highlighted as a key intervention in improving agricultural productivity and helping empower especially small holder farmers. Gerald Businge interviews the founder and CEO of Question Box, a new initiative that is shifting the way farmers in Africa are getting their information to help boost their productivity.



Will Google Trader help farmers in Africa?

Nov 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Food for Thought

By GERALD BUSINGE
November 13, 2009

Software and web-search giant Google last week launched the online Google Trader pilot in Uganda to connect sellers and buyers of goods and services, including in agriculture.

Google Trader online is part of the SMS-based services that the company launched in June in Uganda. The service is aimed at bringing together buyers and sellers of products or services in a “marketplace” using their mobile phones.