New Article Published: Unleashing the rural digitisation potential

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A new article by PARI’s Dr. Heike Baumüller and Dr. Joachim von Braun, published in the magazine Rural 21, discusses the potential for bringing advanced mobile technologies to rural Africa.

Information and communication technologies have seen rapid advances since the beginning of the millennium. While they hold a huge potential for rural areas, new Internet developments such as the “Internet of Things” and “Big Data” are set to create further opportunities. However, our authors argue that there is still much room for improvements, especially by bringing the many IT initiatives together on user-friendly platforms for farmers and other rural small businesses.

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