How Wefarm Connects Small Farmers Without the Internet

There are about 500 million small-scale farmers on Earth, and most of them live on less than $1 a day. That’s half a billion people labouring below the global poverty line, surviving and sometimes struggling to improve their harvests. They’re often separated from larger population centres, or lack the means to educate themselves on specialised farming methods, or run up against natural and man-made obstacles that leave the futures of their farms in jeopardy. In these situations, knowledge is as valuable a tool as a shovel, a seed or a plow. But whereas the internet is readily available to Western nations on the grid, farmers in Africa and parts of South America operate on a digital deficit.

Full article: Huffington Post.

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