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Determinants for Adoption of ICT-Based Market Information Services by Smallholder Farmers and Traders in Mayuge District, Uganda

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  • Sekabira, Haruna
  • Bonabana-Wabbi, Jackline
  • Narathius, Asingwire

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Market access is increasingly relying on ICTs that are adopted haphazardly yet less is known about available ICTs; technology, potential users, and characteristics of both entities hence the study assessed adoption of ICTs in market services by smallholders determining; components, factors influencing adoption, choice of combinations and 150 farmers and 50 traders were interviewed randomly. Majority of respondents had knowledge of ICT groups but only 22% had membership despite 80% agreeing that ICTs benefit agriculture. Radio and mobile phone were most used and poverty, poor power/network coverage limited ICT use whereas experience, family size and land farmed influenced adoption.

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  • Sekabira, Haruna & Bonabana-Wabbi, Jackline & Narathius, Asingwire, 2012. "Determinants for Adoption of ICT-Based Market Information Services by Smallholder Farmers and Traders in Mayuge District, Uganda," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 126112, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:iaae12:126112
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.126112
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    Agribusiness; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Marketing; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies;

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