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Title: DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY AND RURAL LIVELIHOOD - A STUDY OF PEASANT COMMUNITIES IN PRU DISTRICT
Authors: Shaibu, Abdul-Fatawu
Hudu, Zakaria
Israel, Mahunu
Keywords: Adoption
Digital technology
Livelihood
ICT
Rural communities
Peasant farmers
Social capital
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Faculty of Economics and Management
Series/Report no.: Vol. X;Issue 4
Abstract: There are a number of ways by which access to ICT can help boost economic activities of communities in a country with the mobile phone being the most common ICT tool especially in Sub Saharan Africa. To examine the impact of digital technology on rural livelihoods in the Pru district of the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana, a survey of 212 peasant farmers was conducted. The probit regression results indicate that, digital technology adoption is significantly influenced by age, cost and availability of the technology. Furthermore, digital technologies contribute to the improvement of rural livelihoods by expanding and strengthening social capital, increase people’s ability to deal with emergencies and enhanced efficiency.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2327
ISSN: 18041930
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Agribusiness and Communication Sciences

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