Disaster relief work in the typhoon-hit Davao Oriental province of the Philippines is being assisted by a portable mobile phone network provided by Vodafone’s charitable foundation.
This is the first time the Vodafone Foundation’s Instant Network has been used in an emergency disaster situation, although it was deployed earlier this year to help humanitarian work in Northern Kenya.
Simone Orendain of voanews.com writes:
A new program offers rice farmers in the Philippines advice on fertilizer use via their cell phones.
International Rice Research Institute scientists have spent 18 years refining a computerized system to give farmers advice on just how much fertilizer to use...