Text Message Network Connects Offline Farmers in Kenya

Wefarm, a farmers' network launched in Kenya in 2014 and more recently expanded to Uganda and Peru, allows people to ask a question by text message and receive advice from their peers.

The service, whose Scottish co-founder Kenny Ewan describes it as "the internet for people with no internet," is free to use and only requires a mobile phone.

Farmers text questions to a local number, and Wefarm transmits the message to users with similar interests in the area, tapping into their knowledge.

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