Elena Davert

Elena Davert is a research intern for Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet project (www.NourishingthePlanet.org ).

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 8:05am
Calling All Farmers
Although cell phones have become our constant companions and personal play-things, in many parts of the world, having access to a cell phone means more than being able to check email or update a Facebook status at a moment’s notice. For rural farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, phones can be simple, yet essential, tools for keeping their businesses alive. In an era driven by the immediacy of information, aid programs cannot underestimate the value of cell phones in developing countries as they begin to connect parts of the world initially left out of globalization.
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