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Title: Models of information and communication technology (ICT) use in agriculture: case studies from developing countries
Authors: Tembo, Rachael
Owei, Vesper
Maumbe, Blessing M.
Keywords: Models;ICT use;Agriculture;Developing countries
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: International Federation for Information Processing and University of Pretoria
Source: Tembo, R., Owei, V.T. & Maumbe, B.M. (2008). Models of information and communication technology (ICT) use in agriculture: case studies from developing countries. In A.O. Bada & P. Musa (eds). Proceedings of IFIP WG 9.4-University of Pretoria Joint Workshop, Pretoria, South Afrika, pp 53-71
Abstract: With the advent of ICT use in agriculture, a number of models have been proposed and used with different ICT initiatives to support them. In this study, we discuss different non-econometric models applicable to agriculture in developing countries. This study proposes an econometric model of ICT use in agriculture based on identified factors that influence the use of ICT by farmers and farm employees in the context of developing countries. The proposed model is derived mainly from agricultural practice in South Africa. The model variables that are predicted to have influence on ICT use in agriculture by farmers and farm employees are grouped under 5 categories namely, farmer/farm employee demographics, farm and farmer characteristics, managerial variables, ICT related variables, and perception and attitudes. Modelling ICT use in agriculture will help to identify factors that can be taken into consideration by policymakers and service providers who work with commercial farmers. The scope of the study reported in this paper is limited to determining the general structure or expressive form of the econometric model. An exact expression of the model and the results will be ascertained in a later study.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11189/3502
Rights: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/za
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