ICT and Ag Profile: Mali Shambani
This profile discusses a Kenyan weekly radio program called "Mali Shambani," translated as "wealth in farming," which features agricultural news and responds to business and market access needs of small, rural farmers in Kenya. The program covers a wide range of topics, including market prices and trends, farming techniques, weather and seasonal issues, financing opportunities, inputs, land use, and quality standards.
Under USAID’s Fostering Agriculture Competitiveness Employing Information Communication Technologies (FACET) project under the Financial Integration, Economic Leveraging, Broad-Based Dissemination and Support Leaders with Associates award (FIELD-Support LWA), this profile focuses on agricultural extension services for rural, small farmers.
The FACET project aims to help USAID missions and their implementing partners in sub-Saharan Africa use information and communications technology in sustainable and scalable approaches to improve the impact of their agriculture-related development projects.