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App could transform farming and address food shortages

16 November 2013 Last updated at 00:38 GMT

A 29-year-old developer from Ghana has created a mobile app that he hopes will transform the livelihoods of farmers and help address food shortages.

Edison Gbenga Ade created the platform, which provides access to markets and information about prices, to help farmers negotiate better deals and improve the timing of getting their crops to market.

He is working with a group of young farmers who use the app to guide them through the farming process.