New Article Published: How can the digital revolution benefit smallholder farmers?

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A new article by PARI’s Dr. Heike Baumüller, published in the magazine Rural 21, discusses prospects for the expansion of agricultural m-services in developing countries.

It is a well-known fact that most of the farming operations in developing countries are small. This situation is unlikely to change anytime soon. How are such small farms going to benefit from digital technologies? Our author takes a look at various agricultural services in the mobilephone branch – from weather and price information through credit schemes to supply chain management – and shows which systems have the biggest prospects of success and why others are doomed to failure.

Read the full article here.