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How Mobiles are Helping Farmers and Fishermen

Filmed at on 27 May 2009 | Posted Over 6 months
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In markets throughout the developing world, mobile phones are playing a significant part in trade and commerce. Godfrey Fwamba works for the Kenya Agricultural Commodity Exchange. Each day he visits the Nairobi market, collects prices from the local traders, then sends them back to his office via SMS, where they are made available to farmers. Pradeep Kumar is the skipper of the Sreevaltsom, which trawls the seas of Kerala, India. He uses mobiles to check fish prices, ensuring he lands his catch at the most profitable quayside market.

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