Smartphones Come to Ugandan Farmers' Aid

Publisher:
Al Jazeera English
Publication Date:
16 February 2013
Tags:
Uganda, ICT and Telecom, Food and Agriculture

Africa has the world's fastest growing mobile phone market in the world.

Now smartphones in Uganda are helping thousands of poor farmers to track new farming technologies, treatment for their animal, weather patterns, market prices and best bargains.

As part of a special series, Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb speaks to farmers in Lugazi in Uganda who have benefited from this technology that is accessible via a touch phone that is given to one trusted elder in every village.