Implementing the uses of ict in agro - products to improve market information services: challenges and opportunities for Tanzania
George S. Oreku
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The need to provide agricultural information for improving agro products market information has led to emergence of numerous ICT-based projects in developing country. These projects aim at promoting commercialization of smallholder agriculture products and subsequently their welfare. This research project examines the welfare effects of the use of ICT for marketing of agro-products in Costal regions of Tanzania. It encourages the applications of websites designing and access to the internet as alternative to increasing market access to the Agro products. The study finds that farmers that use ICT-based market information are more noticeable and have better access to market services than their counterpart. It also discusses challenges and opportunity of technologies in particular ICT applications to the agriculture.