International Journal of ICT Research in Africa and the Middle East (IJICTRAME)

International Journal of ICT Research in Africa and the Middle East (IJICTRAME)

Formerly International Journal of ICT Research and Development in Africa (IJICTRDA)
Editors-in-Chief: Bryan Christiansen (Tactical Systems, LLC, USA) and Ewa Lechman (Gdansk University of Technology, Poland)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 1 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2016
ISSN: 2472-3126|EISSN: 2472-3134|DOI: 10.4018/IJICTRAME


The International Journal of ICT Research in Africa and the Middle East (IJICTRAME) 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, IJICTRAME focuses on information communication applications in agricultural and socio-economic development and poverty alleviation.

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

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of ICT Research in Africa and the Middle East (IJICTRAME) 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, the Middle East, and also globally. 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. IJICTRAME covers empirical research investigations, theoretical frameworks, case studies and major trends in ICT applications in food and agriculture, and rural development.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Bryan Christiansen is the Chief Executive Officer of Tactical Systems, LLC in Indiana, USA. A former business lecturer at universities in Turkey, Russia, and the USA, he has traveled to 41 countries where he has conducted international business since 1985 in multiple languages and various industries with Global 500 firms and smaller. Christiansen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing at the University of the State of New York in 1996 and his MBA degree at Capella University in 2003. The author of 20 Reference books on business, economics, and psychology, he is currently working on his Doctor of Business Administration degree at Middlesex University in London, England and is expected to graduate in 2020.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Yuval Cohen, Tel-Aviv Afeka College of Engineering, Israel
Ramadan Elaiess, University of Benghazi, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Kijpokin Kasemsap, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Managing Editor
Melih Çokaygil, Habitat Academy, Turkey
Associate Editors
Majid Abdolshah, University of Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Neeta Baporikar, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia & University of Pune, India
Harish Chandan, Argosy University, Atlanta, United States
Mamta Chauhan, Banasthali University (Banasthali Vidhyapith), India
Ye-Sho Chen, Louisiana State University, United States
Susana de Juana-Espinosa, University of Alicante, Spain
Kudakwashe Dube, Massey University, New Zealand
Muammer Erdoğdu, Marmara University, Turkey
Oxana Karnaukhova, Southern Federal University, Russian Federation
Maxwell Mudhara, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Agnieszka Piekarz, Independent Researcher, Poland
Pandian Vasant, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Editorial Review Board
Daniel Alemneh, University of North Texas, United States
Abdullah Alkraiji, King Fahd Security College, Saudi Arabia
Dinçer Atlı, Uskudar University, Turkey
Neal Coates, Abilene Christian University, United States
Maurice Dawson, University of Missouri, United States
Marianne Greenfield, Argosy University, United States
GIlford Hapanyengwi, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
Bendick Mahleko, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Adam Marszk, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland
Fredrick Mtenzi, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Sadegh Niroomand, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey, Turkey
Geoff Nitschke, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Ben Ogwo, State University of New York at Oswego, United States
George Oreku, Tanzania & North-West University, Tanzania, United Republic Of
Onder Özkul, Beykent University, Turkey
Shaun Pather, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
Prantosh Paul, Raiganj University, India
Joseph Tan, McMaster University, Canada


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Bryan Christiansen
Ewa Lechman
International Journal of ICT Research in Africa and the Middle East (IJICTRAME)