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Microsoft to deliver agri extension services through farmer’s phones

By George Munene Microsoft has developed the Kenya National Agriculture Platform to help farmers access extension and advisory services. The service will give farmers information from the agriculture ministry, government institutions, and the private agriculture sector. Through an agriculture chatbot (#AgriChatBot), farmers will be able to freely access information on pest diagnosis, market prices, soil …

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New technology to help Nakuru farmers access farming information services launched

Douglas Adjei receiving weather tip calls from Farmerline. Photo credit: Farmerline. A new technology has been launched to enable Nakuru farmers access fast hand information on best farming practices from agricultural experts via Short Message Service (SMS), WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and calls, complementing the work of agricultural extension officers in the area. The technology which …

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