The Syngenta Foundation published this report, which focuses on the use of mobile applications in agriculture especially in the developing world. This report considers ICT/mobile-use as tools for providing information, and gives a typology of information flows along the agriculture value chain.
Over the past 50 years, crop yields have grown at very different rates around the world. Most smallholder farming systems are much less productive and profitable than they could be. Farming is becoming a more time-critical and information-intense business. A push towards higher productivity will require an information-based decision-making agricultural system. Farmers must be get information at the right time and place. The discourse on mobile technologies in agriculture is part of a wider debate on ICT and mobile technology in development, which has received significant attention over the last ten years.
Mapping mAgriculture services & projects
The second section of the report presents the surveyed projects, clustered by the type of service provided. The boundaries are blurred to some extent, since many applications provide a combination of
services (e.g. extension combined with market prices).
here’s a link to the Syngenta Report
It can also be found downloadable in the box.net widget.
Author: Fritz Brugger
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