E-Agriculture and E-Government for Global Policy Development: Implications and Future Directions

E-Agriculture and E-Government for Global Policy Development: Implications and Future Directions

Blessing M. Maumbe (Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: September, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 342
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-820-8
ISBN13: 9781605668208|ISBN10: 1605668206|EISBN13: 9781605668215
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Description:

E-agriculture and e-government have transformed public service delivery across the globe, though there are still a number of associated economic, social, political, and legal challenges.

E-Agriculture and E-Government for Global Policy Development: Implications and Future Directions provides critical research and knowledge on electronic agriculture and e-government development experiences from around the world. This authoritative reference source describes and evaluates real-life e-agriculture and e-government case studies, examines theoretical frameworks, and discusses key global policy development issues, challenges, and constraints on socio-economic advancements.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Agricultural market development
  • Dissemination of agricultural knowledge
  • E-agriculture development
  • E-commerce initiatives in agriculture
  • E-government case studies
  • E-literacy capacity building programs
  • Globalized workforce development
  • Mobile phones for market linkage
  • Modernization paradox
  • Responsible global citizenship
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This book provides a description of the key issues affecting the e-agriculture and e-government landscape that is unfolding worldwide, and it provides a sound basis to initiate a global policy dialogue on how to effectively execute the implementation of such programs and projects.

– Blessing M. Maumbe, Eastern Kentucky University, USA
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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 Professor and Executive Dean for the Faculty of Commerce at Bindura University of Science Education. Prior to that, he was an Associate Professor of Agribusiness at Massey University in New Zealand and 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).
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