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Senegal's farmers adopt new tool to boost harvests: mobile phones

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by Emmanuelle Landais

SIKILO, Senegal June 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Walking through his dry millet field, Alioune Djaby, chief of Sikilo village, waits for a sign that rainfall is coming.

Normally, he would look for clouds in the sky or birds singing. This time though, he's expecting a text message from the National Agency of Civil Aviation and Meteorology.

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