Are You Magicians? The Collaborative Work of an Agricultural Information Service

Lars Rune Christensen, Hasib Ahsan, Mamunur Rashid, Badal Kumar Das

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Abstract

Based on fieldwork, we investigate the integration of an agricultural information service into a rural community in Bangladesh. We find that it takes work beyond the initial design and cursory introduction of the service to make the service work in a low-income rural community: it takes the strength of the farmers self-help groups to circulate the messages by word-of-mouth, it takes posters placed at key junctions according to a socio-geographic understanding of the village manifest in a map, and it (ideally) involves the support of the elite of the community via the broadcast of messages at places of high symbolic value. It takes all this in addition to a well-made information service delivering relevant and timely messages on for example agricultural matters. Hence, reducing the issue to one of technical delivery mechanism does not tell the full story.
OriginalsprogDansk
TitelICTD '19: Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publikationsdato2019
Sider1-10
Artikelnummer19
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2019
BegivenhedTHE TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION
TECHNOLOGIES AND DEVELOPMENT
- , Indien
Varighed: 4 jan. 20197 jan. 2019
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KonferenceTHE TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION
TECHNOLOGIES AND DEVELOPMENT
Land/OmrådeIndien
Periode04/01/201907/01/2019
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