Zack Matere was able to save his dying potato crop thanks to information he found online
Zack is growing tree seedlings on his farm in Seregeya near Eldoret, Kenya, and has managed to triple the price he gets for them thanks to the internet.
I think I am the only farmer in the area who uses the internet
Not long ago it also helped him discover a cure for his dying potato crop.
"I cycled 10km to the local cyber cafe, Googled "potato disease" and discovered that ants were eating the potato stems.
"I checked again online and found that one of the solutions was to sprinkle wood ash on the crop."
A few mouse clicks later he was able to find a local buyer for his rescued crop.