USING INEXPENSIVE MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES TO EMPOWER RURAL FARMERS

M - AGRICULTURE PROJECT

June 2010, by IRABA

Using inexpensive mobile technologies to empower rural farmers

In this research the influence of mobile technologies on rural agricultural businesses is explored. The intention is to build a system, based on basic inexpensive mobile phone technology, to enable farmers to easily and at very low cost, source market information and advertise their commodities. Work related to these aims, the methods planned to achieve these goals, initial work and prototype will be described. It is hoped that rural farmers will embrace this mobile technology to increase their income.