African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6688


The use of Information Communication and Technology in advancement of African agriculture

Dionysious Kiambi
  • Dionysious Kiambi
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Pan Africa Christian University, P. O. Box 56875-00200, Nairobi, Kenya.
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  •  Received: 04 June 2018
  •  Accepted: 21 August 2018
  •  Published: 27 September 2018


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Calandro E, Gillwald A, Moyo M, Stork C (2010). African Telecommunication Sector performance Review 2009/2010. Towards Evidence-Based ICT Policy and Regulation, Vol. 2. Policy Paper no. 5


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Gakuru M, Winters K, Stepman F (2009). Inventory of Innovative Farmer Advisory Services using ICTs. The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA).


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Hafkin N, Taggart N (2001). Gender, Information Technology and Developing Countries. Washington, D.C: Academy for Educational Development, 2001. 


Hafkin NJ, Odame HH (2002). Gender, ICTs and Agriculture. A Situation Analysis for the 5th Consultative Expert Meeting of CTA's ICT Observatory meeting on Gender and Agriculture in the Information Society.


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Muriithi AG, Bett E, Ogaleh SA (2009). Information Technology for Agriculture and Rural Development in Africa: Experiences from Kenya. A paper presented at Conference on International Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development, University of Hamburg, October 6-8.


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