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Mobile agriculture services change farming practices for 1.5 million users

July 20, 2017 | mAgri | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Bangladesh | Ghana | Global | Malawi | Myanmar | Pakistan | Sri Lanka | Tegan Palmer

Our most recent publication, “Creating scalable, engaging mobile solutions for agriculture”, is the culmination of three years of work for the mAgri programme. Under the mNutrition ...
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How cloud based mobile technology supports the digitisation of agri value chains in East Africa

May 10, 2017 | mAgri | Sub-Saharan Africa | Kenya | Uganda | Guest Blogger

This is a guest blog by Jenny Rafanomezana, CEO, TruTrade Africa, and Ronald Rwakigumba, Agri-Fin Mobile Uganda Country Coordinator, Mercy Corps If you are an agricultural produce trader ...
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Announcing the launch of the GSMA mAgri Priority Learning Partners initiative

April 26, 2017 | mAgri | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Global | Matt Strickland

Since 2014, the GSMA mAgri programme has been working closely with six mobile network operators (MNOs) across Asia and Sub-saharan Africa to research, design, launch and iterate agri VAS ...
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A day in the life of rural communities: bringing M4D innovation to Mobile World Congress

March 16, 2017 | mAgri | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Development Utilities | Mobile Money | Nicole Darabian & Arianna Freschi

Mobile technologies are increasingly becoming ubiquitous across the developing world: out of the 4.8 billion mobile subscribers globally, some 3.6 billion are located in low- and ...
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Opportunities for digitising value chain payments: Our findings from Malawi

March 15, 2017 | mAgri | Sub-Saharan Africa | Malawi | Matt Strickland

Seven years after stepping into the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’ (as Malawi is aptly promoted), I had the opportunity to conduct several weeks’ field-research to investigate ...
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Dialog Sri Lanka – putting farmers at the core of service design

March 1, 2017 | mAgri | South Asia | Sri Lanka | Ahmed Javed

The GSMA mAgri program is currently supporting six Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), two in Sub-Saharan Africa and four in South Asia, in launching and scaling agricultural Value-added ...
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