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Title: By cell phone, scientists assist African farmers facing effects of climate change
Authors: Roberts, Jeanne
Keywords: CLIMATE CHANGE
EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
WEATHER FORECASTS
EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS
MOBILE PHONES
TELEPHONE
FARMERS
ADAPTATION TO CHANGE
KENYA
Date: 2009
Publisher: Solve Climate, Science First
Abstract: This article reviews numerous projects intended to divert useful climatic information in a timely way to African farmers. For Africa and for most of the world where agriculture represents food security and stability, having affordable, manageable, comprehensible systems of agronomic information dissemination can make the difference between failed crops and a sustainable agrarian economy adapted to local weather conditions. To this end, cell phone service providers and agronomic information providers need to deliver product rates affordable to struggling farmers.
Description: Online article from Solve climate : daily climate news and analysis, November 27, 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/42602
http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20091127/cell-phone-scientists-assist-african-farmers-facing-effects-climate-change
Project Number: 103745
Project Title: DrumNet : Building a GSM-enabled Information System for Smallholder Farmers in Kenya - Phase II
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