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Connected Agriculture. How mobile technology helps tackle age-old challenges

How mobile technology helps tackle age-old challenges - Connected Agriculture. Posted by Editor's Choice Posted by Editor's Choice on November 2, 2011 - The Practioner Hub For Inclusive Business and Business Innovation Facility

It is not often that a set of promising practical solution are posed to challenges as deep and ingrained as those facing smallholder farmers and inclusive business. ‘Connected Agriculture, this month’s Editor’s Choice, highlights 4 critical ways in which mobile technology can benefit farmers and agribusiness.

Water: Entrepreneurial models for safe water at the base of the pyramid

How are entrepreneurs providing safe water to people at the base of the pyramid? What types of solutions, what business models, and how can they scale?

These questions are well addressed in this month’s Editor’s Choice: Access to Safe Water for the Base of the Pyramid; Lessons Learned from 15 case studies (http://businessinnovationfacility.org/profiles/blogs/editor-s-choice-apr...).

Kiva - Loans that Change Lives: Microfinance offered online through a worldwide network of MFIs

We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.

Since Kiva was founded in 2005:
• 918,735 Kiva Lenders
• $421,106,525 in loans
• 99.01% repayment rate

We work with:
• 192 Field Partners
• 450 Volunteers around the world
• 67 Different countries

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