|13.06.2011 | 08:00 PM|
|Teaching Rural Farmers With Cell Phone Videos|
VOA Learning English
This is the VOA Special English Agriculture Report.Mobile phones are an important business tool for farmers in rural areas. But they also put a valuable educational tool in their hands.The University of Illinois in the United States has a project called SAWBO -- Scientific Animations Without Borders. It produces educational videos that can be downloaded to cell phones. The goal is to help people in developing countries improve their lives.One video shows farmers how to make a natural insecticide from neem seeds to prevent insect damage to crops. The process starts with sorting and drying the neem fruits, as explained in this version with a Nigerian narrator.
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