From smart phones to smart farming: Indigenous knowledge sharing in Tanzania
National Geographic News Watch, 30 November 2011

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND: In this article, Eugenio Tisselli explains how mobile communications can help isolated communities create self-supporting knowledge-sharing networks. This is what Sauti ya wakulima, a group he initiated, have been doing in rural Tanzania. Whether it’s figuring out the best way to grow maize or tracking changing rain patterns, mobile phones and the Internet can help those who, in one of the farmers’ words, “have a lot of things to say, but no means where to talk about them”. Read the article …

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