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DireTube News Ethiopia’s Agriculture ministry rolls out specialized phone service for farmers

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DireTube News Ethiopia’s Agriculture ministry rolls out specialized phone service for farmers Ethiopia’s Agriculture ministry rolls out specialized phone service for farmers ... Read More at...http://goo.gl/DXeDZT The Ethiopian government has rolled out a new phone service that farmers can call to get information on crops in their native languages. The 8028 service also “pushes” targeted information to people in certain areas. A press release from the government says that three million people have used the pilot project service since its inception in July. Those who are older may remember the Ethiopian famine of the early 1980's and the images broadcast across the world. It was this that prompted the charity single from Band Aid and brought the problems of famine into the general public consciousness, again. The underpinnings of the famine were largely political, but famine thanks to drought, crop failure or pestilence remains a stubborn problem for farmers and for wider regional food security. DireTube is the Largest online Media in Ethiopia Since 2008