Comments on: Farmers dial in for climate information – but are they getting the message? Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:18:09 +0000 hourly 1 By: Matthew Fielding Tue, 27 Nov 2012 08:07:17 +0000 We wrote a discussion brief earlier in the year regarding the up-scaling of communication systems to smallholder farmers. We found that in our case from Uganda, the barrier to expanding information services was the business model that most of these start-ups used. In many ways FDI in this sector made the companies un-competitive in an un-subsidised market. Similarly donors/investors weren’t happy when money they had given was used for advertising and outreach, which they opined to be a waste of resources. We made some suggestions for how to proceed, you can download it here –