Farmers in remote locations do not always receive the farmer extension services provided by the local government because of the limited reach of the extension services and inability of these farmers to access the services. In response, World Education – with funding support from Hershey’s and World Cocoa Foundation – developed CocoaLink, which used mobile technology to communicate practical, timely, and important agricultural and social information to cocoa farmers in Ghana. Through Cocoalink, farmer extension services were delivered to cocoa farmers through a cost-effective and feasible mechanism that enabled cocoa farmers to request and obtain timely farming, social, health, and marketing information to improve their incomes and livelihoods.
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