Cisco Blog: Mobile Internet Applications in Rural Africa

Rural farmers in Africa now often use their cell phones to check commodity prices before heading to market, helping them improve their bottom line at times when a few cents can make a huge difference. Some people would like to integrate the mobile web even further into farming. This proposal would create a lending system to allow farmers to borrow bigger pieces of agricultural equipment from each other.The proposal is part of Africa Rural Connect, an online program of the National Peace Corps Association, which is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community. Click here for the full story.