The Developmental Contribution from Mobile Phones Across the Agricultural Value Chain in Rural Africa

Posted by ccarlon on Nov 22, 2011
Author: 
Furuholt, Bjorn and Edmund Matotay
Publication Type: 
Report/White paper
Publication Date: 
Jan 2011
Publisher/Journal: 
The Electronic Journal on Information Systems in Developing Countries
Publication language: 
English
Abstract: 

The most widespread information and communication technology (ICT) in developing countries today is the mobile phone. The majority of people in the least developed countries still live in rural areas and their livelihood depends on the primary industries. This study investigates the use of mobile phones among farmers in rural Tanzania in order to supply empirical data on the developmental role of this technology. The results show that the improved access to communication and information that mobile phones represent affects the entire cyclic farming life during the year and has resulted in considerable changes in the entire livelihood constructs, increased opportunities and reduced risks for rural farmer.

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Furuholt, Bjorn and Edmund Matotay. β€œThe Developmental Contribution from Mobile Phones Across the Agricultural Value Chain in Rural Africa.” The Electronic Journal on Information Systems in Developing Countries 48 (2011): 1-14.
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Author: 
Furuholt, Bjorn and Edmund Matotay
Publication Type: 
Report/White paper
Publication Date: 
Jan 2011
Publisher/Journal: 
The Electronic Journal on Information Systems in Developing Countries
Publication language: 
English
Abstract: 

The most widespread information and communication technology (ICT) in developing countries today is the mobile phone. The majority of people in the least developed countries still live in rural areas and their livelihood depends on the primary industries. This study investigates the use of mobile phones among farmers in rural Tanzania in order to supply empirical data on the developmental role of this technology. The results show that the improved access to communication and information that mobile phones represent affects the entire cyclic farming life during the year and has resulted in considerable changes in the entire livelihood constructs, increased opportunities and reduced risks for rural farmer.

Countries: 
Upload Paper: 
Citation: 
Furuholt, Bjorn and Edmund Matotay. β€œThe Developmental Contribution from Mobile Phones Across the Agricultural Value Chain in Rural Africa.” The Electronic Journal on Information Systems in Developing Countries 48 (2011): 1-14.
Featured?: 
No

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