Low-tech, low-cost solutions connecting India’s farmers (AFP)

A picture taken on August 2010 shows Indian grape and tomato farmer Sanjay Sathe speaking to a dedicated agri-call centre as he checks out the weather forecast, on his vineyard in the village of Naitale in Nashik District. Farmers like Sathe are increasingly being seen as key customers in India's competitive mobile phone market.(AFP/File/Indranil Mukherjee)AFP – Sanjay Sathe stood by his vines in a sweeping agricultural belt outside the city of Nashik in western India and punched a number into his mobile phone.



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