Farmers in Ghana and Uganda will benefit from a UGX7 billion (USD3 million) funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. According to

, the grant, which will be administered by the Grameen Foundation, will help boost access of small Ugandan and Ghanaian farmers to agricultural technology, healthcare and information services. "We hope our initiatives in Ghana and Uganda will show how basic mobile phones can be tools for providing services that benefit the rural poor and other disadvantaged communities," Grameen Foundation President and CEO Alex Counts.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.