Tag Archives: subsistence farmer

The Role of Livestock Data in Rural Africa: The Tanzanian Case Study

By | October 28, 2013

The World Bank finally notices the humble goat, four of which will buy you a new Nokia featurephone in Malawi. Funded by Bill and Melinda, this report takes a closer look at the domesticated animal as a financial instrument and investment vehicle. Here’s a snippet with some points I’ve made bold: Some of the most… Read More »

Some concerns about ‘pay as you go’ lighting solutions in rural markets

By | February 9, 2012

Having just got back yesterday after immersion in an arid part of rural Kenya, it struck me after coming across yet another solar lighting solution with a pay as you go or prepaid business model that this may become a barrier for many subsistence farmers, most of whom are off the grid and so, are… Read More »