Digital Technologies for Agricultural and Rural Development in the Global South
Author: DUNCOMBE RichardLanguage: Anglais
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192 p. · Hardback
The book includes:
- Views from diverse academic disciplines as well as practitioners with experience of implementing mobile applications and agriculture information systems in differing country contexts.
- Case studies from a range of developing countries and information from across the public and private sector.
- A set of practitioner guidelines for successful implementation of digital technologies.
With contributions reaching beyond just a technological perspective, the book also provides a consideration of social and cultural factors and new forms of organization and institutional change in agricultural and rural settings. An invaluable read for researchers in international development, socio-economics and agriculture, it forms a useful resource for practitioners working in the area.
. 1: Mobile Phone Applications for Weather and Climate Information for Small-holder Farmers
. 2: Can Smart Phones Support Monitoring Functions: Experiences from Sweet Potato Vines Distribution in sub-Saharan Africa
. 3: Customised Information Delivery for Dryland Farmers
. 4: Nutrition: Can Mobile Messaging Promote Agricultural and Health Behaviour Change for Improved Nutrition Security?
Section B: Information and Knowledge Intermediaries
. 5: A Technology Stewardship Model to Encourage ICT Adoption in Agricultural Communities of Practice: Reflections on a Canada/Sri Lanka Partnership Project
. 6: Farmforce: Linking Smallholder Farmers in Developing Countries to Formal Markets
. 7: Adoption of ICT Products and Services among Rice Farmers in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone
. 8: The Effect of ICTs on Agricultural Distribution Channels in Mexico
Section C: Facilitating Change in Agricultural Systems
. 9: Theories of Change in ICT for Agricultural and Rural Development
. 10: Transformational vs. Incremental Change Enabled by Mobile for Agriculture (m4Ag) Services: Evidence from East Africa
. 11: Hybridisation of Logics in Rural Agriculture: Shifting Practices amongst Small-holder Farmers in Rural Ghana
. 12: Farmerline: A For-profit Agtech Company with a Social Mission
. 13: Key lessons for Practitioners
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