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Mobile Technology – Helping the Farmer (Update)

It’s been sometime since I touched on the topic of mobile phones and farming. It’s that time now. More than 40% of the worlds working population is engaged in agriculture. That’s a lot of people. And a lot of these … Continue reading

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Kilimo Salama!

In one of my previous posts, I highlighted the impact of mobile technology in the life of a farmer. Farming is a risky profession and for the small farmer, tools to mitigate risks are few and far between. While you … Continue reading

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Mobile Technology and the “Unbanked” (M-Pesa) – Part 3

In a short time, M-Pesa has achieved remarkable success. And, it has evolved from just being a tool used to ‘Send Money Home’ to something that has become integral to people’s lives in Kenya. (Part 1, Part 2) It is … Continue reading

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Mobile Technology and the ‘Unbanked’ – Part 2

In my previous post, I introduced M-Pesa, Kenya’s innovative mobile payment system. Let’s go a little deeper. While M-Pesa was introduced in Kenya in 2007 with the intention to serve as an automated way to “Send Money Home”, it was actually … Continue reading

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