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Kenya’s ‘Mobile Agriculture’ Discourse Unpacking Notions of Technology, Modernisation, and Development

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Book Chapter

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- Enablers

- Internet Access, Affordability And Use
- Internet Based Entrepreneurship

Author(s): Sara Brouwer

According to the ‘mAgri deployment tracker’, an interactive map that shows products and services that allegedly improve agriculture through the mobile phone, Kenya hosts the most mobile agriculture (m-agriculture) initiatives of the African continent (GSMA 2014a). Touted as Africa’s Silicon Savannah, numerous m-agriculture initiatives have appeared during the last decade, mostly developed by ‘socially responsible’ start-up companies that are backed by international agencies such as The United States Agency for International Development (USAID 2014), the World Bank (2011), and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO 2014) as well as corporate telecommunication giants such as Vodafone


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East Africa,

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