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Title: Final technical report of eARN Africa Project / eAgriculture Research Network : effectiveness of ICT-based interventions in linking African farmers to markets
Authors: SUBSAHARAN AFRICA
Okello, Julius J.
Jambo-Bunda, Noel
Katengeza, Samson
Asingwire, Narathius
Al Hassan, Ramatu
Keywords: MARKET STUDIES
SMALLHOLDERS
AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
MARKET ACCESS
ICTS
COMMERCIALIZATION
RESILIENCE
Date: 2012
Publisher: University of Nairobi
Abstract: Attempts to improve smallholder farmer access to efficient markets have recently shifted to ICT-based interventions. ICT-based market information services help reduce transaction costs in most of the study countries through: search and screening costs (easier to find a seller/buyer, and compare prices in distant markets); negotiation costs (costs of agreeing on the terms of exchange); and monitoring costs (costs of following up on the transaction arrangements). The eARN project contributed towards an ICT in Agriculture e-source book published by the World Bank titled: “ICT in Agriculture: Connecting smallholders to markets, networks and institutions.” eARN also supported and mentored participating researchers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/48593
Project Number: 105295
Project Title: Linking African Farmers to Markets (eARN Africa)
Access: Open Access
License: MGC signed post January 2008 - author/owner is recipient who signed the MGC; copyright statement required on document
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