Saturday, February 4, 2017
Farmers dictate market prices with mobile phones.
A mobile phone revolution is redefining how small holder farmers buy and sell their produce, and shielding them from the unscrupulous middlemen who fix prices for their own benefit, with farmers recording tripling of yields by accessing market and comparing market prices on their own. The mobile phones send market prices information from different markets allowing farmers to compare and target the ripe time to dispose their produce. This has also meant that farmers can time when the supply of certain commodities is scarce, and cash in on the scarcity to sell their produce earning a decent income.continue