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Landscaping the agritech ecosystem for smallholder farmers in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Monday 30 Nov 2020 | AgriTech | AgriTech solutions | Argentina | Chile | Colombia | Digitisation of agricultural value chains | El Salvador | English | Financial inclusion for farmers | Latin America & the Caribbean | Mobile for Development | Report | Research | Resource |

This landscape analysis of digital agriculture tools in Latin America and the Carribean highlights major trends and key opportunities for digital interventions that could deliver long-term, sustainable economic and social benefits for smallholder farmers.

Digital Opportunities for MNOs: A Discussion with Jazz Pakistan

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Tuesday 3 Nov 2020 | AgriTech | Resource | Thrive APAC Shorts | Video |

Watch our discussion with Jazz Pakistan about the potential digital opportunities for MNOs.

Driving Affordable Smart Farming through Partnerships

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Tuesday 3 Nov 2020 | AgriTech | East Asia and Pacific | Resource | Thrive APAC Shorts | Video |

Learn more about driving affordable smart farming through partnerships.

Digitising Rural Asia: Transforming Agriculture with Agritech

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Tuesday 3 Nov 2020 | AgriTech | Presentation | Resource | Thrive APAC Sessions | Video |

We explored the opportunity to digitise the agricultural last mile in APAC. This session brought together regional practitioners and experts to discuss digital agriculture projects that bring efficiencies to farmers and agribusiness in the agricultural ...

Introducing Digital Agriculture Maps: The state of the sector in 2020

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Thursday 22 Oct 2020 | AgriTech | Blog | Case studies | English | Global | Global and regional studies | Mobile for Development | Resource | State of the industry and trends | Video |

In this video blog, Daniele Tricarico of the GSMA AgriTech programme presents

Transforming Agriculture in Africa: Digital Innovations in Action

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Tuesday 29 Sep 2020 | AgriTech | Presentation | Resource | Thrive Africa Side Sessions | Video |

We explored the exciting trends in the digitisation of Africa’s agriculture sector. This session brought together regional AgriTech practitioners and experts who showcased and discussed digital agriculture projects, from climate smart advisories to ...

Boosting climate resilience for smallholder farmers in the face of growing climate challenges

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Thursday 8 Oct 2020 | AgriTech | Resource | Thrive Africa Shorts | Video |

Climate change continues to stress the global food system with increased climate variability and extremes in temperature and rainfall. As shifting seasonal patterns make climate risks less predictable, and the increased intensity of ...

Changing the agri-investment landscape in Africa

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Thursday 8 Oct 2020 | AgriTech | Resource | Thrive Africa Shorts | Video |

Despite the increased availability of investor capital supporting start-ups in Sub-Saharan Africa, funding remains a major challenge for the agritech sector. In 2019, African agritech start-ups only raised around 4 per cent of all the ...

Building resilience in agricultural value chains in the COVID-19 era

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Thursday 8 Oct 2020 | AgriTech | Resource | Thrive Africa Shorts | Video |

Disruptions to demand and distribution in food and input supply chains caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing systemic challenges faced by all actors in agricultural value chains. Agribusinesses are adapting existing ...

Digital Agriculture Maps

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Tuesday 29 Sep 2020 | AgriTech | Building the financial ecosystem | East Asia and Pacific | Global | Global and regional studies | Latin America & the Caribbean | Report | Resource | South Asia | State of the industry and trends | Sub-Saharan Africa |

This report on the key trends in digital agriculture, produced in collaboration with IDH Farmfit, offers a snapshot into the digital agriculture landscape in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).

Agricultural insurance for smallholder farmers: Digital innovations for scale

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Friday 22 May 2020 | AgriTech | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global | Mobile for Development | Report | Research | Resilient technology | Resource |

Using primary and secondary research, we explore how mobile technology can drive the adoption of index insurance to develop smallholder farmer resilience. Our recommendations show how index insurance services can grow through bundling and partnerships.

AgriTech in Nigeria: Investment opportunities and challenges

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Wednesday 22 Apr 2020 | AgriTech | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile for Development | Nigeria | Policy and regulation | Report | Research | Resource | State of the industry and trends | Sub-Saharan Africa |

This report offers a landscape of the evolution of agritech investment in Nigeria, and the role played by different investors in the growth of the sector. It highlights investment trends and identifies possible opportunities for sector growth.

The GSMA AgriTech Toolkit for the digitisation of agricultural value chains

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Tuesday 31 Mar 2020 | AgriTech | Building the financial ecosystem | East Asia and Pacific | English | Global | Industry assets and standards | MNOs' operational and strategic issues | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Report | Resource | State of the industry and trends | Sub-Saharan Africa | Toolkit |

The Toolkit for the Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains is a collection of resources that illustrate how digital technologies can address pain points for farmers and value chain actors, such as agribusinesses and cooperatives, in ...

State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money 2019

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Wednesday 25 Mar 2020 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | AgriTech | Asia and Australia | Building the financial ecosystem | Case study | Connected Women | East Asia and Pacific | Energy | English | Europe and Central Asia | Financial inclusion for women | French | Gender | Global | Global and regional studies | Infographic | Interoperability | Latin America & the Caribbean | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Development Utilities | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Policy and regulation | Regulation | Report | Research | Resource | South Asia | Spanish | State of the industry and trends | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

This year’s report examines what one billion registered accounts signify for the mobile money industry, mobile money users and the future of the mobile money ecosystem; moving us a step closer to a digital future for all.

Mobile for Development brochure 2020

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Wednesday 4 Mar 2020 | AgriTech | Assistive Tech | Connected Society | Connected Women | Digital Identity | Ecosystem Accelerator | Global | Mobile for Development Utilities | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile Money | Resource |

GSMA Mobile for Development has recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Ten years in which we have grown from a simple but powerful idea to a global team of 130 and a portfolio of projects that have now impacted ...

Digital credit scoring for farmers: Opportunities for agritech companies in Myanmar

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Tuesday 25 Feb 2020 | AgriTech | Asia and Australia | Building the financial ecosystem | Case studies | Case study | East Asia and Pacific | English | Mobile for Development | Myanmar | Presentation | Report | Research | Resource | South Asia | State of the industry and trends |

This report shares early lessons from using digital agritech data for farmer credit scoring in Myanmar. It examines the role of agritech companies in promoting farmer financial inclusion and identifies monetisation models to unlock new sources of value.

Digitising payments in agricultural value chains: The revenue opportunity to 2025

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Thursday 23 Jan 2020 | AgriTech | English | Global | Industry assets and standards | Mobile for Development | Report | Research | Resource | State of the industry and trends |

Exploring the potential revenue opportunity of digitising agricultural payments, this report examines both B2P & G2P payments as entry points for mobile money providers and how these will improve smallholder financial inclusion.

2019 #FinclusionWeek with Natalia Pshenichnaya: How does mobile money contribute to the SDGs?

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Friday 1 Nov 2019 | AgriTech | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global | Mobile Money | Resource | Video |

We spoke to Natalia Pshenichnaya, Head of AgriTech and CleanTech at the GSMA, who told us how mobile money is helping agribusinesses and farmers by increasing transparency in the food value chain and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Webinar: Collaborating for success in the agri e-commerce sector

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Tuesday 22 Oct 2019 | AgriTech | Resource | Webinar |

The greatest part of investment in digital agriculture goes to e-commerce services linking farmers directly with customers and bypassing traditional distribution channels.

Webinar: Making the Case for Agribusinesses to Invest in Last-Mile Digitisation

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Wednesday 9 Oct 2019 | AgriTech | Webinar |

Watch the latest knowledge-sharing webinar by the GSMA AgriTech Programme. The webinar primarily targeted agribusinesses engaged in direct procurement of agricultural commodities from smallholder farmers to address the ...

Mobile technology for rural climate resilience: The role of mobile operators in bridging the data gap

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Wednesday 2 Oct 2019 | AgriTech | Report |

This report looks at the emerging opportunity to use digital and mobile technology to improve climate resilience products for smallholder farmers in developing countries. Smallholder farmers, responsible for the bulk of agricultural production in developin

Rainfall monitoring through mobile technology in Sri Lanka

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Thursday 26 Sep 2019 | AgriTech | South Asia | Video |

In 2019, the GSMA AgriTech programme, together with Wageningen University and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, piloted with Dialog Sri Lanka the use of Commercial Microwave Links (CMLs) for rainfall monitoring.

Landscaping New Opportunities for Digital Agriculture in Papua New Guinea

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Monday 23 Sep 2019 | AgriTech | Papua New Guinea | Report |

Agriculture is central to Papua New Guinean society, with 85 per cent of the population depending on it for their livelihoods. Despite positive developments driven by both government and the private sector, agribusinesses and farmers continue to confront a

AgriTech Webinar: Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains

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Thursday 4 Jul 2019 | AgriTech |

In this webinar we talked through the recently launched GSMA Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains and provided some background and context as to how the Fund has been established.

Improving financial inclusion through data for smallholder farmers in Kenya

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Thursday 27 Jun 2019 | AgriTech | Kenya | Report |

This report looks at the rise of digital agriculture tools in Kenya and the use of digital farm and farmer data generated by these tools to facilitate financial inclusion.

E-commerce in agriculture: new business models for smallholders’ inclusion into the formal economy

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Wednesday 29 May 2019 | AgriTech | English | Latin America & the Caribbean | Report | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa |

Selling produce through online channels enables farmers to bypass intermediaries, leading to improved income for the farmers, reduced wastage and fresher produce for customers. These benefits are particularly important in developing ...

Digitising the agricultural last mile in Ghana: MTN Mobile Money’s mAgric

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Monday 8 Apr 2019 | AgriTech | Case study | Ghana | Video |

In 2018, with the support of the GSMA Mobile for Development mAgri programme, MTN Mobile Money piloted mAgric, a mobile-based tool that enables the digitisation of the entire procurement process in the agricultural last mile. mAgric ...

Bringing efficiency to Kenya’s dairy value chain: Virtual City’s Agrimanagr

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Friday 5 Apr 2019 | AgriTech | Case study | Kenya | Video |

Agrimanagr is a digital tool created by Virtual City, a Kenyan AgTech company. The tool enables real-time visibility in the last mile of the agricultural value chain. Agrimanagr digitises the entire procurement process, benefiting both ...

mAgri Webinar: How to prioritise agricultural value chains for digital interventions

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Wednesday 3 Apr 2019 | AgriTech | Webinar |

Watch the latest knowledge-sharing webinar from the GSMA mAgri programme. In this webinar, we presented the step-by-step approach described in our recently published GSMA

AgTech Innovation Unlocks Economic Identities for Smallholder Farmers in Indonesia

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Thursday 28 Mar 2019 | AgriTech | Indonesia | Report |

The use of digital technologies in the last mile of agricultural value chains has the potential to address various pain points crop buyers experience when sourcing from smallholder farmers. For example, lack of transparency in the ...

Grameenphone Krishi Sheba

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Monday 31 Jul 2017 | AgriTech |

Grameenphone Bangladesh scale voice-driven agricultural information service GP Krishi Sheba with a traditional value-added service marketing campaign.

Vodafone Ghana Farmer’s Club

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Monday 31 Jul 2017 | AgriTech |

Vodafone Ghana make over 100,000 new network acquisitions through their dedicated Farmer's Club SIM with voice-driven content service and call bundle.

Telenor Pakistan Khushaal Zamindar

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Monday 31 Jul 2017 | AgriTech |

Telenor Pakistan's voice-based agricultural service, Khushaal Zamindar, goes viral.

Ooredoo Myanmar Site Pyo

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Monday 31 Jul 2017 | AgriTech |

Ooredoo Myanmar's agricultural smartphone app, Site Pyo, supports smallholders suffering the effects of climate change.

Airtel Malawi M’chikumbe 212

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Monday 31 Jul 2017 | AgriTech |

Airtel Malawi's voice and text-based content service, M'chikumbe, enhances stretched government agricultural extension network.

Dialog Sri Lanka Govi Mithuru

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Monday 31 Jul 2017 | AgriTech |

Dialog Sri Lanka reduce farmers' chemical dependency with their highly personalised Govi Mithuru service.

The GSMA mAgri Value Chain Assessment Tool

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Monday 24 Dec 2018 | AgriTech | Resource | Toolkit |

Digital tools in agriculture have strong potential to generate substantial benefits to agribusinesses in emerging markets, addressing inefficiencies these organisations face when sourcing from smallholder farmers. Digitising ...

Webinar – Innovations in Mobile IoT and Big Data for Climate Resilience

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Thursday 27 Sep 2018 | AgriTech | Mobile for Development | Resource | Webinar |

Watch the latest knowledge-sharing webinar from the GSMA mAgri programme. In this webinar we looked at the role of Mobile IoT and Big Data to improve the range of services that strengthen the climate resilience of ...

Prerequisites to digitising the agricultural last mile

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Friday 6 Jul 2018 | AgriTech | Resource | Toolkit |

The digitisation of agricultural value chains is an emerging opportunity in developing countries. Mobile-based enterprise solutions for the agricultural last mile might include mobile money payments to help agribusinesses digitise the ...

Webinar – How mobile operators can support improved transparency in agri value chains

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Thursday 19 Apr 2018 | AgriTech | English | Global | Research | Resource | Video | Webinar |

Watch the latest knowledge-sharing webinar from the GSMA mAgri programme as we explore how value chain and agribusinesses selection impact the implementation of last mile agricultural digitisation services for MNOs The webinar ...

Opportunities in agricultural value chain digitisation: Learnings from Ghana

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Monday 15 Jan 2018 | AgriTech | Case studies | Case study | English | Ghana | Mobile access and use | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

The deployment of digital solutions in the so-called last mile of agricultural value chains allows agribusinesses to address a range of business challenges and maximise operational efficiencies and real-time visibility in the supply ...

Opportunities in agricultural value chain digitisation: Learnings from Côte d’Ivoire

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Monday 30 Oct 2017 | AgriTech | Case studies | Case study | Cote d'Ivoire | English | French | Mobile access and use | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Resource |

Use of digital tools in the last mile of agricultural value chains allows agribusinesses to optimise procurement and business performance and promotes smallholder farmers’ financial inclusion, empowerment through transaction ...

Webinar – Opportunities in digitising agricultural value chains: Our learnings so far

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Friday 13 Oct 2017 | AgriTech | Global | Resource | Video | Webinar |

The GSMA mAgri programme hosted a webinar to present the opportunity in agricultural value chain digitisation in developing countries. The webinar focused on the agricultural last mile, specifically the web of relationships and ...

Opportunities in agricultural value chain digitisation: Learnings from Uganda

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Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 | AgriTech | English | Mobile access and use | Report | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda |

Mobile technology can drive efficiencies in the so-called agricultural last mile for agribusinesses and help smallholder farmers, who account for a majority (at least 70 percent) of the food production worldwide, achieve financial ...

Creating scalable, engaging mobile solutions for agriculture

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Tuesday 11 Jul 2017 | AgriTech | English | Global | Mobile access and use | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

A study of six services in the mAgri mNutrition portfolio For the last three years, the GSMA mAgri programme has been working with six mobile network operators (Airtel Malawi, Dialog Sri Lanka, Grameenphone ...

Market size and opportunity in digitising payments in agricultural value chains

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Wednesday 9 Nov 2016 | AgriTech | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global | Research | Resource |

A new opportunity is emerging for mobile money service providers to drive growth in rural areas by digitising agricultural payments. The digitisation of formal procurement by agribusinesses and of agricultural subsidy disbursement by ...

Webinar – Iterations in mAgri products; processes and interim findings

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Monday 31 Oct 2016 | AgriTech | Resource | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video | Webinar |

The GSMA mAgri Programme is more than half way through our mNutrition Initiative where we have partnered with six MNOs across Africa and South Asia to support the launch and scale of commercial agricultural advisory services. In this ...

IFFCO Kisan Agricultural App: Evolution to Data Driven Services in Agriculture

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Tuesday 25 Oct 2016 | AgriTech | Case study | English | India | Mobile access and use | Resource | South Asia |

The IFFCO Kisan app is one of the pioneering mobile agriculture apps in India, offering to smallholder farmers a ‘one stop shop’ information portal with agriculture content. Our case study looks at how the largest Agri VAS deployment ...

Webinar – Weather Forecasting & Monitoring: Mobile Solutions for Climate Resilience

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Friday 9 Sep 2016 | AgriTech | English | Global | Resilient technology | Resource | Webinar |

In the developing world, the availability of localised, granular weather forecasts can provide immense value to the 2 billion smallholder farmers who depend on rain for their daily agriculture activities. This need is made greater by ...

GSMA mAgri infographic: VAS toolkit 2.0

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Wednesday 17 Aug 2016 | AgriTech | English | Global | Infographic | Resource |

Agricultural Value-added Services (Agri VAS) Toolkit 2.0

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Tuesday 10 May 2016 | AgriTech | English | Global | Mobile access and use | Resource | Toolkit |

Mobile offers a unique opportunity to address the knowledge and information gap faced by over 500 million farmers in the developing world. This toolkit is a step by step guide for mobile operators and VAS providers to design and launch ...

Weather Forecasting and Monitoring: Mobile Solutions for Climate Resilience

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Thursday 11 Feb 2016 | AgriTech | Global | Programme | Research | Resource |

In the developing world, the availability of localised, granular weather forecasts can provide immense value to the 2bn smallholder farmers who depend on rain for their daily agriculture activities. This need is made greater by the ...

The mAgri Design Toolkit

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Thursday 15 Oct 2015 | AgriTech | Guidelines | Mobile for Development | Resource | Toolkit |

The mAgri Design Toolkit is a collection of instructions, tools, and stories to help develop and scale mobile agriculture products by applying a user-centered design approach.

Assessing the impact of Tigo Kilimo

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Tuesday 15 Sep 2015 | AgriTech | Case study | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania |

Tigo Kilimo is an agricultural value added service (Agri VAS) provided by mobile network operator Tigo in Tanzania. The service offers information for farmers via mobile phone and can be accessed via four mobile channels: Unstructured ...

Orange Sènèkèla Project Update: Insights from the midline

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Tuesday 15 Sep 2015 | AgriTech | Case study | Mali | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

Sènèkèla is a mobile agricultural value-added service (Agri VAS) provided by Orange Mali and offering a range of information on agricultural topics and market prices. The service is currently available to customers on a helpline in all ...

Airtel Kilimo project update: Insights from the midline

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Friday 4 Sep 2015 | AgriTech | Case study | Kenya | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

Airtel Kilimo is an agricultural value added service (Agri VAS) developed and managed by Airtel Kenya. The service provides customised information about crops, weather and market prices to farmers in Kenya via their mobile phones. ...

M4D Impact Products & Services Landscape – Quarterly Report

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Friday 3 Jul 2015 | AgriTech | English | Global | Research | Resource | State of the industry and trends |

Innovation is happening across the developing world in a number of sectors, from health to energy, to mobile banking to agriculture. In most of these markets you cannot talk about innovation without referring to mobile. If ...

Case Study: Vodafone Turkey Farmers’ Club

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Wednesday 17 Jun 2015 | AgriTech | Case study | East Asia and Pacific | Resource | Turkey |

Vodafone Turkey launched the Farmers’ Club at the end of 2009 in partnership with TABİT, a Turkish social enterprise focusing on ICT enablement for smallholder farmers. Vodafone aims to increase productivity and income of smallholder ...

Micro Insurance in Mobile Agriculture: case study and takeaways for the mobile industry

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Monday 18 May 2015 | AgriTech | Case study | Kenya | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

By zooming in on ACRE Africa mobile insurance service, this report explores the market opportunity and challenges to scale of index based micro insurance for crops. It also provides valuable insights for the stakeholders that aim to ...

Making the Most out of your Data in M4D – Case Study on ACRE Africa

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Sunday 3 May 2015 | AgriTech | Case study | English | Kenya | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

In our recent publication, "Making the most out of your data in M4D" we found that organisations offering mobile products and services that target underserved ...

Case Study: Airtel Green SIM

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Thursday 19 Mar 2015 | AgriTech | Case study | India | Resource | South Asia |

Green SIM is a packaged service offering available exclusively on the Airtel network which provides voice-based agricultural information to help rural farmers to improve their farming practices. Green SIM agriculture content services, ...

Tigo Kilimo project update: insights from the midline

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Tuesday 17 Mar 2015 | AgriTech | Case study | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania |

Tigo Kilimo is an agricultural value added service (Agri VAS) provided by mobile operator Tigo Tanzania since December 2012. It delivers information on agronomy, weather and market prices. This deep dive report explores service ...

Agricultural M2M: a platform for expansion

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Monday 9 Mar 2015 | AgriTech | Global | Research | Resource |

In order to feed over 2.5 billion more people and prevent widespread famine in the next few decades, it is estimated that food production will need to increase by 70% by 2050, placing significant pressure on the agriculture sector. The ...

Mercy Corps Agri-Fin Mobile

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Wednesday 4 Mar 2015 | AgriTech | Case study | English | Global | Resource |

Market size and opportunity for agricultural value-added services

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Friday 27 Feb 2015 | AgriTech | Global | Research | Resource |

Agri VAS has been developed to overcome the ‘information gap’ faced by farmers in developing countries as well as connect farmers with other key players in the agriculture value-chain. Farming still accounts for 47% of the workforce on ...

mFarmer case studies

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Tuesday 24 Feb 2015 | AgriTech | Case study | Global | Resource |

It’s been more than three years since the GSMA mAgri Programme launched the mFarmer Initiative in 2011 with the ambition to support the development and launch of Agri Value Added Services (VAS) at scale. Through a competitive ...

Webinar: Insights from the mFarmer initiative

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Monday 2 Feb 2015 | AgriTech | Global | Resource | Webinar |

The Mobile for Development mFarmer initiative has come to a close. Having reached nearly 1.5 million users in 2.5 years, many valuable lessons have been learnt. Our mAgri Analyst, Tegan Palmer, presents these learnings and insights in ...

Reuters Market Light

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Monday 1 Dec 2014 | AgriTech | Case study | English | India | Resource | South Asia |

Reuters Market Light Information Services (RML) is a unique mobile-based provider of technical and financial advice to farmers in India. Initially operating under the ...

Early results from Orange Sènèkèla: data and insights from the baseline (version française disponible)

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Monday 3 Nov 2014 | AgriTech | Blog | French | Mali | Programme | Region | Research | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Type |

Sènèkèla is an agricultural value added service (Agri VAS) which launched in Mali in July 2013. It offers a helpline, staffed by agricultural experts, covering a range of agricultural topics and market prices. It also includes a USSD ...

Early results from Airtel Kilimo: data and insights from the baseline

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Monday 27 Oct 2014 | AgriTech | Kenya | Research | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

Airtel Kilimo is an agricultural value added service (Agri VAS) developed and managed by Airtel Kenya. The service provides customised information about crops, weather and market prices to farmers in Kenya via their mobile ...

mKisan project update: data and insights from the midline

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Thursday 23 Oct 2014 | AgriTech | India | Report | Resource | South Asia |

mKisan is an agricultural value added service (Agri-VAS) which had been live in India since December 2012. The service offers push content in the form of SMS and access to two pull channels, an IVR menu and a helpline, on purchase of a ...

Women in Agriculture: a Toolkit for Mobile Services Practitioners

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Wednesday 18 Jun 2014 | AgriTech | Connected Women | Global | Mobile access and use | Resource | Toolkit |

The ‘Women in Agriculture: a Toolkit for Mobile Services Practitioners', created in partnership with GSMA mWomen, is a resource for MNOs and members of the wider mobile ecosystem who are thinking to develop mobile ...

Mobile user analytics: a case study in mobile agriculture

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Friday 30 May 2014 | AgriTech | Case study | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania |

Mobile agriculture services are generating valuable data that could be used to identify areas for service improvement. GSMA mAgri and Mobile for Development Impact teams have used the data from a live deployment to demonstrate the ...

M4D Impact Webinar: Getting the most out of your data – mAgri Case Study

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Wednesday 28 May 2014 | AgriTech | Global | Resource | Webinar |

These slides were presented at the GSMA Mobile for Development Impact webinar in May 2014. This webinar discusses the use of user analytics in mobile services intended for social impact creation in developing markets. First, ...

Mobile User Analytics: A case study in mobile agriculture

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Sunday 4 May 2014 | AgriTech | Case study | English | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania |

In the last few years, we have seen a significant number of products and services around the world aiming to serve underserved populations (1,600 as of May 2014 in our own product and service tracker). Because these are delivered ...

Tigo Baseline Report Executive Summary

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Monday 31 Mar 2014 | AgriTech | Research | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania |

Tigo Kilimo is a value-added agricultural information service (Agri VAS) for famers in Tanzania. Mobile network operator, Tigo, developed and rolled out the service in partnership with TechnoServe, a non-profit with focus on helping ...

mKisan Baseline Report Executive Summary: A snapshot of the mKisan service in March 2013

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Thursday 30 Jan 2014 | AgriTech | India | Research | Resource | South Asia |

mKisan is a mobile value-added agricultural service (Agri VAS) that provides farmers in India with practical, up-to-date advice and information on crop agronomy, animal health, weather forecasts and market prices for major crops ...

Webinar: Present & future of mobile technology for Agricultural Value Added Services (Agri VAS)

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Friday 6 Dec 2013 | AgriTech | Global | Resource | Video |

This is a recording of an mAgri team webinar on 5th December 2013 “Present & future of mobile technology for Agricultural Value Added Services (Agri VAS)”. Download the

Agri VAS Functional Requirements & Best Practice: SMS & IVR

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Thursday 5 Dec 2013 | AgriTech | Global | Resource |

The purpose of this document is to outline the different types of services that can be delivered by an Agri VAS provider using SMS and IVR channels. This will aid Agri VAS providers in identifying the types of services to include and ...

Mobile for Agriculture Development – Behtar Zindagi – mKisan

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Monday 28 Oct 2013 | AgriTech | Global | Resource | Video |

Mobile Market Information for Agri VAS Operators: A Quick Start Guide

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Friday 27 Sep 2013 | AgriTech | Global | Research | Resource |

The purpose of this document is to guide Agri VAS (Agriculture Value Added Service) operators in designing and developing a Market Information System (MIS) component for their Agri VAS.  Although the document will touch on the basics ...

Nokia Life

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Tuesday 3 Sep 2013 | AgriTech | Case study | English | Global | mHealth | Resource |

Nokia Life provides a range of innovative and personalized services covering Education, Health, Agriculture, Infotainment, Entrepreneurship ...

Rajendra, mobile agriculture and health, India

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Tuesday 6 Aug 2013 | AgriTech | English | India | Life stories | mHealth | Resource | Resource Type | South Asia | Type | Video |

We find Rajendra in Lakhori village, Uttar Pradesh. He’s been using a mobile service from HandyGo that enables him to improve the outputs of his small farm. Using his mobile, he can gather information on a wide spectrum of crop-related ...

Farmforce

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Wednesday 1 May 2013 | AgriTech | Case study | English | Global | Resource |

Guidelines for Creating Agri VAS Content

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Tuesday 30 Apr 2013 | AgriTech | Global | Research | Resource |

This document is a guide for Agricultural Value Added Service (Agri VAS) providers in creating valuable and impactful agricultural content suitable for delivery through mobile channels. Smallholder farmers are usually the main target ...

mAgri Webinar: mAgri’s Highlights from Mobile World Congress 2013

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Tuesday 9 Apr 2013 | AgriTech | Global | Presentation | Resource |

These are the slides presented during a webinar on 9th April 2013 “mAgri’s Highlights from Mobile World Congress 2013”. The webinar covered: Highlights from a panel discussion with China Mobile, Tigo Tanzania and Handygo ...

mAgri MWC Seminar Video -Taking Mobile Agriculture Innovation to Market

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Friday 5 Apr 2013 | AgriTech | Global | Resource | Video |

Esoko

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Monday 1 Apr 2013 | AgriTech | Case study | English | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

mAgri Case Study: Nokia Life Agriculture Service

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Monday 11 Mar 2013 | AgriTech | Case study | Global | Resource |

[Update Jan 2014: In the second half of 2013, Nokia made some key changes and decided to ramp down Nokia Life. As of 1st January 2014, Nokia Life services were shut down in Indonesia, China and Nigeria. Nokia Life services, ...

mAgri Seminar at MWC13: Presentation Slides

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Wednesday 6 Mar 2013 | AgriTech | Global | Presentation | Resource |

These slides were presented during the GSMA mAgri Seminar at Mobile World Congress 2013: Taking Mobile Agriculture Innovation to Market, on Monday 25 February 2013.

Mobile Agriculture: Information Services

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Wednesday 6 Mar 2013 | AgriTech | Global | Resource | Video |

Jaipal, Remote Rural Community, India

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Friday 8 Feb 2013 | AgriTech | English | India | Language | Life stories | Programme | Region | Resource | Resource Type | South Asia | Type | Video |

Jaipal is 27 and lives in remote, rural India. He cultivates crops such as sugar cane, potatoes, mustard and wheat. Because his livelihood is entirely dependent on his crops doing well, he values his ability to keep them safe and help ...

Evans, Farm near Lake Naivasha, Kenya

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Friday 25 Jan 2013 | AgriTech | English | Kenya | Language | Life stories | Programme | Region | Resource | Resource Type | Sub-Saharan Africa | Type | Video |

Lake Naivasha in Kenya is home to fishermen, teaming wildlife and supports a thriving nearby town of the same name. It’s surrounded by farms. These range from huge, international flower-growing business with an international market to ...

Rachel, from a remote rural community near Morogoro, Tanzania

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Tuesday 22 Jan 2013 | AgriTech | Case studies | Connected Women | English | Gender | Language | Life stories | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Programme | Region | Resource | Resource Type | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania | Type | Video |

Lying outside Morogoro, close to the building of a vast new road, lies a small village. In its compass is a leper hospital. The nurses who offer administer palliative care to its patients are not well paid. In a scheme designed to ...

Webinar: Mobile market information systems for farmers: requirements for success

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Tuesday 9 Oct 2012 | AgriTech | Global | Resource | Video |

In October 2012 the GSMA mAgri team organised a webinar “Mobile market information systems for farmers: requirements for success”. This recording of the live webinar covers an overview of MIS, the impact of MIS on market performance in ...

mAgri Webinar: Mobile market information systems for farmers: requirements for success

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Tuesday 9 Oct 2012 | AgriTech | Global | Presentation | Resource |

These are the slides that accompany the mAgri Webinar on “Mobile market information systems for farmers: requirements for success” that took place on 9th October 2012.

Focus Note: Designing & Marketing Mobile Information & Advisory Services for Women Smallholders

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Tuesday 2 Oct 2012 | AgriTech | Global | Research | Resource |

The purpose of this focus note is to introduce the gender theme to the Agri VAS community and share practical, actionable lessons on reaching women (with a focus on service design and marketing). The focus note summarizes insight and ...

GSMA mAgri Infographic: Agricultural Productivity Gap & The Opportunity for Mobile

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Wednesday 5 Sep 2012 | AgriTech | Global | Infographic | Resource |

The purpose of this infographic is to highlight 3 main messages: A vast number of people in developing countries work in agriculture, far more than in the developed world. In fact 99% of all people working in agriculture ...

Interview with Tigo Tanzania on launching an Agri VAS

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Monday 6 Aug 2012 | AgriTech | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania | Video |

In this video, Yaya N’djore, the mFarmer Project Manager at Tigo Tanzania, discusses the mobile agricultural information service Tigo will launch for farmers in Tanzania. Areas covered include the business case and indirect benefits ...

Moses, Masai Village, Hell’s Gate National Park, Kenya

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Saturday 30 Jun 2012 | AgriTech | Case studies | Connected Society | English | Kenya | Life stories | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Resource | Resource Type | Sub-Saharan Africa | Type | Video |

In June 2012, Mobile for Development travelled to Kenya to meet the Masai Villagers of Hell’s Gate National Park near Lake Naivasha in Kenya. The Masai are pastoralists, farming sheep, chicken and cows and selling both primary and ...