With communication, farmers in the region can coordinate sales, resulting in higher outcomes.
Appearance and In-Game Effects
When the communications project is built, an antenna will appear on the roof of the farmer family’s hut. The antenna graphic can be clicked, which shows the following information box about the project.
In terms of game mechanics, this means a roughly 10% higher yield on all the standard crops harvested by the player. This includes corn, wheat, cotton, and peanuts, but not poppies, which are only available in special cases where the harvest is sold back directly to the provider.
This is one of the six projects that the player is required to complete in order to win the game.
WikiPedia entry on information and communications technology in agriculture:
“How Digital Technology Is Changing Farming in Africa”, by Ndubuisi Ekekwe, Harvard Business Review, 2017:
“How Mobile Phones Are Transforming Indian Agriculture”, by Niraj Chokshiaug, The Atlantic, 2010: