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In 2015, when the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals were officially adopted, the clock began ticking on an ambitious goal: ending global hunger by 2030 .For the world's poorest smallholder farmers and pastoralists, unpredictability is the only constant.Today, though, farmers' personal networks are weakening. One of the best ways to do this is by investing in new technologies that enable farmers to connect with information and institutions that can decrease uncertainty and mitigate risk.That is slowly changing, especially as more people in emerging economies connect to mobile networks and apps designed to collect and share agricultural information become increasingly accessible.This demands that mobile technologies take into account differences in gender, education and resource levels among farmers and are responsive to changing circumstances.Farmers everywhere, but especially in developing economies, need the support of digital communities.For hundreds of millions of people, information is the difference between food security and hunger. Farmers' personal networks are now global and online.
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