ICT Policy for Agriculture Based on a Transaction Cost Approach: Some Lessons from Sri Lanka

@article{Silva2010ICTPF,
  title={ICT Policy for Agriculture Based on a Transaction Cost Approach: Some Lessons from Sri Lanka},
  author={Harsha de Silva and Dimuthu Ratnadiwakara},
  journal={IJICTRDA},
  year={2010},
  volume={1},
  pages={51-64}
}
In Sri Lanka, the majority of farmers are generally poor,and rely on subsistence agriculture. If these farmers can even partially be made responsive to market needs, as opposed to current household needs, they could cultivate at least some income generating crops, which if sustained, can reduce their poverty. However, high transaction costs associated with obtaining market information have continued to keep poor farmers entrenched in subsistence farming. The current ICT revolution is making… CONTINUE READING

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