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Reaching poor farmers in rural Kenya with market information

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
United Nations - Habitat.
Format:
Report
Publication Date:
2005
URL:
http://www.bestpractices.org/database/bp_display_best_practice.php?best_practice_id=1091
Published:
Kenya
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois Box: 148
Subject Term:
case studies, corn, economics of information, farmers, information needs, information services, information systems, Internet, Kenya, market information, market reporting, telecommunication, telephone communication, value of information, WWW (World Wide Web), cellular
Notes:
Best practices database in improving the living environment. 2 pages., Describes a market information system and service for smallholder farmers, using low-cost information and communication technologies. During the last season, farmers who used the MIS to market their maize obtained 22% higher prices than those who did not.