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A Kenyan farmer sends a text message to enquire about the latest maize prices from her maize fields in Thigio 35km (22 miles) from the capital Nairobi June 23, 2005. Mobile phones have become the most essential work item for Kenya's small businesses. In June 1999, Kenya had only 15,000 mobile phone subscribers but by the end of 2004, the country had 3.4 million subscribers, according to Kenya's telecom regulator, Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK)

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Need an Extension Agent? Dial 1-800-Agr-Help (Maybe)

September 25, 2014, Jenny C. Aker

Mobile technology has brought the benefits of the ICT to rural regions of developing countries. But, have these technologies helped rural farmers? The results are mixed.

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