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International Journal of ICT Research and Development in Africa (IJICTRDA)

Published Semi-Annually. Est. 2010.
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DOI: 10.4018/IJICTRDA, ISSN: 1947-3419, EISSN: 1947-3427
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Maumbe, Blessing. "International Journal of ICT Research and Development in Africa (IJICTRDA)." (2010). Web. 21 Oct. 2014. doi:10.4018/IJICTRDA


Maumbe, B. (2010). International Journal of ICT Research and Development in Africa (IJICTRDA). doi:10.4018/IJICTRDA


Maumbe, Blessing. "International Journal of ICT Research and Development in Africa (IJICTRDA)," (2010), accessed (October 21, 2014), doi:10.4018/IJICTRDA

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The International Journal of ICT Research and Development in Africa (IJICTRDA) publishes original, cutting-edge research articles on the use of information communication technologies in agriculture and rural development. Emphasizing new innovations and best practices in the use of ICT, diffusion and adoption methods, techniques, e-value creation, and policy issues, IJICTRDA focuses on information communication applications in agricultural and socio-economic development and poverty alleviation.


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The mission of the International Journal of ICT Research and Development in Africa (IJICTRDA) is to provide cutting-edge research, advanced analytical methods and techniques, leading e-innovations, and development policies in information and communication technology adoption and diffusion in Africa and around the globe. Targeting scholars, academics, researchers, and senior government policy makers, this journal examines ICT applications in agriculture and rural development, agribusiness supply chain management, coordination and integration, food security, poverty alleviation, food and agricultural marketing linkages, and rural financial service delivery. IJICTRDA covers empirical research investigations, theoretical frameworks, case studies and major trends in ICT applications in food and agriculture, and rural development.


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Topics Covered

  • ICT and agricultural e-risk management policy
  • ICT and emerging market policy
  • ICT and farmer e-health policy
  • ICT and food security policy
  • ICT and poverty alleviation policy
  • ICT and rural financial remittances policy
  • ICT and social capital development in agriculture
  • ICT and sustainable rural development policy
  • ICT application in rural mobile banking services
  • ICT application to rural environmental management
  • ICT applications in agricultural e-content and e-service development
  • ICT applications in agricultural information management and diffusion
  • ICT applications in agro-based small and medium scale enterprises
  • ICT applications in development issues for rural women
  • ICT applications in e-value additions and e-customer relationship management
  • ICT applications in farmer health service delivery
  • ICT applications in food and agricultural marketing and market development
  • ICT applications in food and agriculture supply chain governance
  • ICT applications in food and agriculture supply chain management and coordination
  • ICT applications in horizontal and vertical integration in food and agricultural markets
  • ICT applications in improving farm productivity
  • ICT applications in integration of agricultural value chain
  • ICT applications in research and development
  • ICT applications in rural financial remittances
  • ICT applications in rural financial service delivery
  • ICT applications in the agribusiness input supply and e-procurement strategies
  • ICT applications to farm business management
  • ICT applications to improving market access, coordination and linkages
  • ICT for agricultural development case studies
  • ICT in agricultural research and development policy
  • ICT in agritourism and regional economic integration
  • ICT infrastructural development and rural digital divide
  • ICT innovations and best practices in food and agriculture
  • ICT literacy and e-content development policy
  • ICT rural economic development policy
  • ICT socio-economic development policy issues
  • ICT theoretical and empirical frameworks in agriculture development
  • ICT use in the development of agro-portals and rural e-kiosks
  • ICT uses in agriculture and rural development

Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Blessing M. Maumbe earned his PhD in Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University in 2001. He has received academic fellowship awards from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Michigan State University’s Thoman Fellowship, and Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)/ Germany Agency for Technical Development (GTZ). Blessing has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in agribusiness management, agribusiness strategy, and global food marketing at various universities in Zimbabwe, South Africa, and the United States over the past two decades. He is currently serving as Associate Professor of Agribusiness at Massey University in New Zealand. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor of Agribusiness Management at West Virginia University for about 3 years. Before joining West Virginia University, he served as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business Informatics at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, in Cape Town, South Africa and Associate Professor of Agribusiness Management at Eastern Kentucky University for a period of about six years. Blessing has worked extensively in the area of e-agriculture and mobile agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past decade. He has published several papers in international journals and conference proceedings and is an active member of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA). His current research focuses on the organization and performance of agribusiness value chains and the role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in agriculture and rural development. Blessing has recently edited a new book entitled Technology, Sustainability and Rural Development in Africa and he is the founding Editor-in-Chief of theInternational Journal of Information and Communication Technology Research and Development in Africa (IJICTRDA).

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Emmanuel C. Alozie, North Carolina A&T State University, USA
Neal Coates, Abilene Christian University, USA
Joseph Ofori-Dankwa, Saginaw Valley State University, USA
Benjamin Ogwo, Sunny University of New York, USA
Joseph Tan, McMaster University, Canada

Associate Editors
Alice Etim, Winston Salem University, USA-West Africa Region
Kudakwashe Dube, Massey University, New Zealand-Asia and Pacific Region
Susana de Juana-Espinosa, Alicante University, Spain-Europe and Middle East Region
Edward Mabaya, Cornell University, USA-North America Region
Maxwell Mudhara, Unviersity of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa-Southern Africa Region
Julius Okello, International Potatoe Center, Uganda-East and Central Africa Region
Andrea Woolverton, Food and Agricultural organisation, USA-Latin America Region

International Editorial Review Board
Wallace Chigona, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Flippie Cloete, North-West University, South Africa
George Ditsa, University of the United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Marian Garcia, University of Kent, UK
Mathew W. Guah, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
Regina Gyampoh-Vidogah, Consist UK Limited, UK
Jeffrey Hsu, Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA
Kenrett Y. Jefferson-Moore, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, USA
Rodha Joseph, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Barnabas Kiiza, Makerere University, Uganda
Ibrahim Kushchu, University of Sussex, UK
Bendick Mahleko, Jacobs University-Bremen, Germany
Ajit Maru, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Italy
Edward P. Mazhangara, Lansing Community College, USA
Nomathemba Mhlanga, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy
Fredrick Mtenzi, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Amin W. Mugera, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Bruce Mutsvairo, Amsterdam University College, The Netherlands
Eric Yaw Naminse, University of Development Studies, Ghana
Ousmane Ndiaye, Columbia University, USA
Gerald Nyambane, Davenport University, USA
Shaun Pather, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
Charalampos Z., Patrikakis, Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, Greece
Catherine M. Ridings, Lehigh University, USA
Ephias Ruhode, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
Alice Sunday Etim, Winston Salem State University, USA
Mogos Teweldemedhin, Polytechnic of Namibia, Namibia
Martin Tomitsch, University of Sydney, Australia
Padraig Wims, University College Dublin, Ireland
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