Comments on: Farmers dial in for climate information – but are they getting the message? https://www.agricultureday.org/blogs/2012/11/26/farmers-dial-in-for-climate-information-but-are-they-getting-the-message/ Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:18:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Matthew Fielding https://www.agricultureday.org/blogs/2012/11/26/farmers-dial-in-for-climate-information-but-are-they-getting-the-message/#comment-518 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 08:07:17 +0000 http://www.agricultureday.org/blogs/?p=982#comment-518 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 – http://www.siani.se/resources/officialdocument/motorbike-mobile-phone-new-extension-services-rural-farmers-through

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