Mobile phones and radio coming together to help Kenyan farmers

National Geographic’s Mobile Message takes a look at an interesting program in Kenya that utilizes SMS and radio to teach farmers about organic farming practices. The Organic Farmer began as a feature in a magazine that is now a radio broadcast that reaches farmers at home in the evenings. The programs offer advice from host John Cheburet and he also answers specific farming questions sent to the host via SMS from local farmers.

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