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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Harvesting ICTs dividends for Ghana’s Agricultural growth and productivity using knowledge management approach

By Kwami Ahiabenu,II

 

Paper presented at 2ND ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE USE OF AGRICULTURAL RADIO AND OTHER ICTs TO SHARE AND IMPROVE AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES, INSTITUTE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT STUDIES, ACCRA, 2ND -3RD OCTOBER, 2012. Theme :  "Beyond the Hype: Innovative ICTs for supporting the African farmer"

 

 

Abstract

In simple terms, e-agriculture articulates the application of Information and Communication Technologies ( ICTs) in agriculture not only for its current realized application but also its myriad of untapped potential with the focus on higher yield and better productivity leading to poverty reduction and wealth creation. Ghana ICTs applications in agriculture policy direction is set within the context of Ghana 's ICT for accelerated development policy (ICT4AD) with the vision of promoting the deployment and exploitation of ICTs to support the activities of the agriculture sector including the production, processing, marketing and distribution of agriculture products and services. Currently there are numerous projects, programs, activities leveraging ICTs in agriculture across the country with varying degree of success. Harvesting ICTs dividends for Ghana's Agricultural growth and productivity using knowledge management (KM) approach argue that using people centered style within a vibrant information , knowledge sharing and collaborative approach can guaranteed better success stories in Ghana's agriculture space.

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