Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Tools by Rural Farmers in Ratnagiri District of Maharastra, India

  title={Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Tools by Rural Farmers in Ratnagiri District of Maharastra, India},
  author={L. J. Armstrong and Niketa Gandhi and Kavita Lanjekar},
  journal={2012 International Conference on Communication Systems and Network Technologies},
This paper discusses the impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on the access for rural farmers from the Ratnagiri district to agricultural information. A study was undertaken in which more than one hundred randomly selected farmers completed a structured questionnaire to gather information at household level of the use of ICT. Interviews were also conducted with key stakeholders, service providers and government officials. Findings from the study indicated that farmers were… CONTINUE READING

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