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Farming can be a tough enough business at the best of times, but imagine not being able to prove that the land you farm is even yours.  In Ghana, for example, only 10% of smallholder farmers have any kind of certificate documenting their ownership rights.  Not only does this put them in a vulnerable position, it can often lead to disputes. And if your land is the main asset you want to borrow against, getting a loan can prove difficult, too.  So tech company Landmapp has come up with an innovative mobile platform that uses GPS location functionality to map and survey smallholder farmers.

Source: BBC

Date: October 4th, 2016



1) How might this be applied in the U.S.?

2) How do you go about educating and training the potential users of this technology?

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