The Role of information and communications technology in agricultural development in the Philippines

Roger Barroga

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

This study investigated the adoption and use of information and communications technology (ICT) by farmers in major rice growing areas in the Philippines by surveying 144 members from 12 farmer cyber communities. The e-centres provide information via the web, DVD and SMS.
The empirical findings of this study provide important lessons to ICT scholars, practitioners, planners and policymakers. The notion that farmers are not ready for ICTs and that farmer-managed ICTs systems are not sustainable needs to be reassessed in the light of several farmer communities that have successfully used and managed ICTs for their rice production.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Tonts, Matthew, Supervisor
  • Siddique, Kadambot, Supervisor
Award date1 Apr 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019

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