Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss


The connectivity provided my mobile operators enables better understanding of holistic ecosystems. Mobile networks are enabling smarter agriculture initiatives aimed at improving crop yields while reducing water consumption as well as using monitoring networks to prevent deforestation.


  1. Ericsson Connected Mangroves – Malaysia

    World first project where mangroves are being monitored in real-time, enabling better management of new sapling growth.

  2. Helping India’s rural farmers with voice-based agricultural information

    Voice-based agricultural information to help rural farmers to improve farming practices.

  3. Insights from Tigo Kilimo: Delivering agronomy, weather and market price information

    Tigo Tanzania delivers information on agronomy, weather and market prices.

  4. Mercy Corps Agri-Fin Mobile: Supporting small businesses in Indonesia, Uganda and Zimbabwe

    Bringing about economic improvement and increased food security for individuals and organisations.

  5. Life Stories: Connecting Rural Tanzania

    In a move to bolster harvests, Tigo, in partnership with Technoserve, are beta-trialling an agricultural advice service called m-Kilimo (‘farmer’).

  6. Life Stories: Plugging the information gap

    Shula has had her mobile for seven years and it has quickly become a vital part of her small business.

  7. mFarm Kenya

    For many low-volume Kenyan farmers, the only source of information for crop market rates comes from the very people who are trying to buy them. 

  8. Rainforest Connection: preventing deforestation

    An amazing initiative set up by Californian Physicist Topher White to safeguard the future of our planet.

  9. mFarm Kenya: Mobile Market Access

    Allowing farmers access prices and connect with buyers using their mobile phones.

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