Communicating Agricultural Information for Development

A Ghanaian Case

  • Benjamin Kwasi Addom

Abstract

Information and communication technologies (ICT) are getting increasing attention in discussions about agricultural development. For example, the World Bank produced two reports in 2011 and 2012 highlighting the potential of ICTs in connecting farmers with important persons and agencies in the agricultural sector. In 2011 it was ICT in Agriculture, Connecting Smallholders to Knowledge, Networks and institutions. In 2012, the Bank and infoDev published Maximizing Mobile which explored the applications of mobile phone technology to a variety of sectors including agriculture. In this paper, we report on research in Ghana that looked at how key parts of the agricultural community communicate with each other in an emerging ICT environment.

Author Biography

Benjamin Kwasi Addom

Benjamin Kwasi Addom is an international Development researcher with expertise in application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) including mobile solutions for agricultural development, rural development, and food security. He obtained his Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology in 2010 from Syracuse University School of Information Studies, Syracuse, New York. Benjamin is a development communication specialist with experience working both as an independent researcher and a team player. Has over 10 years of experience in the field of agricultural extension (rural advisory services), development research, teaching, train

Published
2019-01-17
How to Cite
Addom, B. (2019). Communicating Agricultural Information for Development. The Journal of Development Communication, 23(2), 74-96. Retrieved from http://jdc.journals.unisel.edu.my/ojs/index.php/jdc/article/view/124