While the pandemic has accelerated interest in using contactless technologies, even before the pandemic, the last two decades have seen dramatic increases in the use of mobile phones as well as satellite remote sensing, with wide-ranging implications for small scale financial services across the globe. For example, cell phone subscriptions have more than doubled and the number of and satellite launches have expanded over 20 times. What opportunities and dangers have such digital data unlocked? In the new article "Can digital technologies reshape rural microfinance? Prior work has often focused on digitalization in the context of a specific type of microfinance, such as savings, credit, and insurance. This paper, however, seeks to consider how digitalization is and can affect each of these three financial services alone and together.
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The British Agricultural Revolution , or Second Agricultural Revolution , was an unprecedented increase in agricultural production in Britain arising from increases in labour and land productivity between the midth and late 19th centuries. Agricultural output grew faster than the population over the century to , and thereafter productivity remained among the highest in the world. This increase in the food supply contributed to the rapid growth of population in England and Wales, from 5. However, historians continue to dispute when exactly such a "revolution" took place and of what it consisted. Rather than a single event, G. Mingay states that there were a "profusion of agricultural revolutions, one for two centuries before , another emphasising the century after , a third for the period —, and a fourth for the middle decades of the nineteenth century".
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The coffee industry of Kenya is noted for its cooperative system of production, processing, milling, marketing, and auction system. It was estimated in that there were about , coffee farmers in Kenya  and other estimates are that six million Kenyans were employed directly or indirectly in the coffee industry. The major coffee-growing regions in Kenya are the high plateaus around Mount Kenya , the Aberdare Range , Kisii , Nyanza , Bungoma , Nakuru ,  Kericho and to a smaller scale in Machakos and Taita hills in Eastern and coast provinces respectively.