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dc.contributor.authorBatchelor, Simon*
dc.contributor.authorScott, Nigel*
dc.contributor.authorValverde, Alvaro*
dc.contributor.authorManfre, Cristina*
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, David*
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-04T14:11:41Zen
dc.date.available2014-09-04T14:11:41Zen
dc.date.issued2014-07-30
dc.identifier.isbn978-94-62520-22-6
dc.identifier.issn2352-538X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/325879
dc.description<p>This paper from the Proceedings of the 2<sup>nd</sup> International Conference on ICTs for Sustainability (ICT4S 2014) reviews findings from detailed consultation with 50 global experts in Agriculture and Information Communication Technologies (ICTs). The study explores how ICTs (particularly mobile phones) could be used to accelerate the uptake of sustainable agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa.</p> <p>The paper develops a detailed conceptual model, built around the smallholder farmer, for understanding the flow of information through the agriculture sector.</p> <p>The main conclusion is that the application of ICTs in agriculture is sustainability neutral; that is, ICTs are equally applicable to the expansion of conventional, high external input dependent agriculture, or to the development of more sustainable, agro-ecological approaches. The rapid growth in mobile phone penetration in developing countries offers a significant opportunity to support a transformation in agricultural development and food systems, but without a co-operative and focused effort across different stakeholder groups - local practitioners, private sector partners, donors, expert institutions, and national governments - the potential for mobiles to empower sustainable agricultural development is unlikely to be maximized.&nbsp;</p>en_US
dc.format.extent9en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherAtlantis Pressen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/is-there-a-role-for-mobiles-to-support-sustainable-agriculture-in-africa-325879
dc.subjectFood and livelihoods
dc.subjectPrivate sector
dc.titleIs There a Role for Mobiles to Support Sustainable Agriculture in Africa?en_US
dc.typeResearch reporten_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfam.en_US
oxfam.subject.keywordEconomic empowermenten_US
oxfam.subject.keywordSmallholder agricultureen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordMobile Phonesen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordICTsen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordAgricultureen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordFood securityen_US
dc.year.issuedate2014en_US
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