Agriculture Sector Innovation: ICTs and agriculture transformation: Insights and lessons from China

Publication Year : 2021

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have offered diverse technological resources and tools to create, communicate, disseminate, and use information in agriculture. Such gadgets have fostered access to markets, agriculture advisory services, climate-smart solutions, financial services, data generation and traceability, and framework(s) to implement and monitor the policies and progress. Through improved communication, it has enabled the business nurturing environment and unlocked the influx of new opportunities and widens smallholder farmers’ reach to far-off markets. With growing uptake, ICTs are believed to shed the ripples effect on smallholder farmers in developing countries regarding improved productivity, economic sustainability, and social development.

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