publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

The use of modern information and communication technologies in smallholder agriculture

Krone, Madlen; Dannenberg, Peter; Nduru, Gilbert;
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  • Published: 09 Jul 2016
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
<jats:p> Through examining the example of commercial small-scale horticultural farmers in Mt. Kenya region and Mwanza region, this empirical study aims to provide an explanation for why different perspectives on the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the Global South exist. A mixed methods approach was used to show that ICT usage can lead to significant improvements, including access to simple and complex knowledge and the development of business linkages. However, the influence of ICT depends on the different ICT usage types and the capabilities of farmers to use them. This paper gives a differentiated view on factors influencing the ...
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free text keywords: Library and Information Sciences, Market access, Empirical research, Information and Communications Technology, Information technology, business.industry, business, Typology, Information and communication technologies for development, Knowledge management, Agriculture, Intensive farming, Economic growth
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Agricultural and Food Sciences
Rural Digital Europe
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