Every morning and afternoon, Douglas Adjei receives a phone call giving the weather forecasts at his farm in southern Ghana.

It’s thanks to an app called Farmerline, which gives smallholder farmers daily voice-based information in their local language, providing access to critical information on prices, the use of insecticides, and weather information to help with planting crops at the right time.

“There were a lot of things we were missing in our farming,” says Adjei. “Now we can do those things.”

Ghana-based Farmerline, which runs its services in 11 African countries, is just one out of hundreds of tech-based services that have been developed for agriculture in the last five to 10 years.

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