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ICT4Ag – Enriching Rural Coffee Farmers Via iPads

We all lust for iPhones, iPads, and the like, and yearn for the day the developing world can use the same cool gadgets we geek on. But did you realize that iPads could be used in remote areas today? That rural coffee farmers in Mexico, Peru, and Tanzania are enriching themselves and their communities through an enterprise iPad app.

At the September Technology Salon, we will hear from Corey Pressman of Exprima Media and David Griswold of Sustainable Harvest on how they developed iPad apps to help coffee growers become more efficient, reliable, and quality-focused.
ICT4D with iPads
Corey will talk about delivering multilingual coffee agronomy, food security, and coffee business information to app-enabled coffee farmers around the globe. David will detail the impact technology like iPads and iPhones have on Sustainable Harvest’s coffee supply chain – from the farmer to the final consumer – and on the company’s triple bottom line.

Here is a sneak peek video of the iPad app to get you excited.

Please join them and your peers to share insights on how ICT is increasing agricultural outcomes at the next Technology Salon:

ICT4Ag: Enriching rural coffee farmers via iPads
September Technology Salon
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, September 15th, 2011
UN Foundation Conference Room
1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036 (map)

We’ll have hot coffee and Krispe Kreme donuts for a morning rush, but seating is limited and the Development Gateway is in a secure building.

So RSVP ASAP to be confirmed for attendance or you are on the waitlist.

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