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Greater Investment Needed In Cellular Technologies To Help Small-Scale Farmers Increase Agricultural Yields

National Geographic: How Cell Phones Can Help End World Hunger
Dan Glickman, board member of World Food Program USA

“…For small-scale farmers across the globe, a simple cell phone has become one of the most powerful tools for boosting one’s harvest and, along with it, his or her family’s and community’s food supply. Farmers … are using cellular technology to share crucial information about weather, rainfall, and market demand, along with seed prices, empowering millions of them to grow more food at a time when the world needs it most. … Organizations like World Food Program USA, the U.N. World Food Programme, and U.S. Agency for International Development need support from governments as well as the private sector to invest in more research and smarter programs to help small farmers succeed…” (6/10).

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