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The impact of mobile phone technology on agricultural extension services delivery: evidence from India

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This study examines the impact of mobile phone enhanced intervention in agricultural extension service delivery in India. Findings show that the amount, quality and speed of service delivery, have improved significantly because of the intervention. There are also benefits in terms of greater knowledge and awareness of new agriculture practice, farmers' aspiration to try new technology in the future and access to credit. The system does not discriminate farmers from disadvantaged and low educa...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/00220388.2016.1146700

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
International Development
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
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Author
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Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Development Studies Journal website
Volume:
52
Issue:
11
Pages:
1561-1576
Publication date:
2016-04-28
Acceptance date:
2015-11-24
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1743-9140
ISSN:
0022-0388
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579698
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2015-12-12

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