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Promoting Correct Fertilizer Use through Information and Commitment Savings using Mobile Money

  • Promoting Correct Fertilizer Use through Information and Commitment Savings using Mobile Banking
  • Promoting Correct Fertilizer Use through Information and Commitment Savings using Mobile Banking
  • Promoting Correct Fertilizer Use through Information and Commitment Savings using Mobile Banking
  • Promoting Correct Fertilizer Use through Information and Commitment Savings using Mobile Banking
  • Promoting Correct Fertilizer Use through Information and Commitment Savings using Mobile Banking
  • Promoting Correct Fertilizer Use through Information and Commitment Savings using Mobile Banking
  • Promoting Correct Fertilizer Use through Information and Commitment Savings using Mobile Banking
  • Promoting Correct Fertilizer Use through Information and Commitment Savings using Mobile Banking
  • Promoting Correct Fertilizer Use through Information and Commitment Savings using Mobile Banking
  • Promoting Correct Fertilizer Use through Information and Commitment Savings using Mobile Banking
  • Promoting Correct Fertilizer Use through Information and Commitment Savings using Mobile Banking
  • Promoting Correct Fertilizer Use through Information and Commitment Savings using Mobile Banking
  • Promoting Correct Fertilizer Use through Information and Commitment Savings using Mobile Banking

Project Info

Principal Investigators

Cátia Batista
Pedro Vicente
Dean Yang

Project Management

Luke Crowley

Field Coordination

Matilde Grácio
Guilherme Rodrigues

Managing Institution

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Funding

Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Partnership

Carteira Móvel

 

About this Project

A collaborative effort with Carteira Móvel

 

This study aims to promote the proper use and integration of the use of fertilizers in agricultural practices in Mozambique, specifically of the farmers in dryland. The goal is to be able to improve production levels of these farmers through the introduction of mobile money technology – mKesh, a service that allows the use of cellphones to make cash transactions such as deposits, withdrawals or transfers. This project took place in the province of Manica, and included 600 farmers. Each group had access to different features of mKesh, in order to evaluate which of the strands had a better impact on the level of savings and on farmer’s agricultural practices.