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dc.contributor.authorTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-13T08:15:48Z
dc.date.available2015-03-13T08:15:48Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.citationCTA. 2002. At the back of beyond. ICT Update Issue 9. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/57566
dc.descriptionAt the back of beyond, The Economist, October 1999 Mobiles have become a powerful tool for bringing the poor and isolated into the global economy. Mobile phones are not only releasing a wave of entrepreneurialism in developing countries; they are also helping people to escape the greed of middlemen by providing them with the information they need to strike better bargains. Bangladeshi farmers go to the phone ladies when they want to find out the proper value of their rice and vegetables. The cocoa and coffee farmers of the Côte d´Ivoire used to sell their products to local middlemen at a small fraction of their market value because they knew no better. Now they club together to buy mobile phones for checking current prices in the London commodity markets.
dc.description.abstractAt the back of beyond, The Economist, October 1999 Mobiles have become a powerful tool for bringing the poor and isolated into the global economy.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCTA
dc.relation.ispartofseriesICT Update;9
dc.sourceICT Update
dc.titleAt the back of beyond
dc.typeNews Item
cg.subject.ctaICT
cg.subject.ctaTIC
cg.identifier.statusOpen Accessen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
cg.targetaudienceDEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONERS
cg.fulltextstatusFormally Published
cg.identifier.urlhttp://wayback.archive-it.org/3908/20150511084934/http://ictupdate.cta.int/(issue)/9
cg.placeWageningen, The Netherlands


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