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

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

Now International Journal of ICT Research in Africa and the Middle East (IJICTRAME)
Editors-in-Chief: Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke, LLC, USA) and Ewa Lechman (Gdansk University of Technology, Poland)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 9 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-3419|EISSN: 1947-3427|DOI: 10.4018/IJICTRDA
Out of print.


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.

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 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.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 3: 2 Issues (2012)
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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
Gilbert Ahamer, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
Daniel Alemneh, University of North Texas, United States ORCID
Ahmed Karmaoui, Southern Center for Culture and Sciences, Morocco ORCID
Managing Editor
Melih Çokaygil, Habitat Academy, Turkey
Associate Editors
Susana de Juana-Espinosa, University of Alicante, Spain
Kudakwashe Dube, Massey University, New Zealand
Alice Etim, Winston Salem State University, United States
Edward Mabaya, Cornell University, United States
Maxwell Mudhara, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Julius Okello, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Andrea Woolverton, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United States
Editorial Review Board
Emmanuel Alozie, North Carolina A&T State University, United States
Wallace Chigona, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Flippie Cloete, North-West University, South Africa
Neal Coates, Abilene Christian University, United States
George Ditsa, University of the United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Marian Garcia, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Matthew Guah, Claflin University, United States
Regina Gyampoh-Vidogah, Centre for International Development and Training, United Kingdom
Jeffrey Hsu, Fairleigh Dickinson University, United States
Kenrett Jefferson-Moore, North Carolina A&T State University, United States
Rhoda Joseph, Penn State Harrisburg, United States
Barnabas Kiiza, Makerere University, Uganda
Ibrahim Kushchu, Mobile Government Consortium International, United Kingdom
Bendick Mahleko, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Ajit Maru, Food and Agriculture Organization, Italy
Edward Mazhangara, Lansing Community College, United States
Nomathemba Mhlanga, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy
Fredrick Mtenzi, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Amin Mugera, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Eric Yaw Naminse, University of Development Studies, Ghana
Ousmane Ndiaye, Columbia University, United States
Gerald Nyambane, Davenport University, United States
Joseph Ofori-Dankwa, Saginaw Valley State University, United States
Ben Ogwo, State University of New York at Oswego, United States
Shaun Pather, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Charalampos Patrikakis, Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, Greece
Catherine Ridings, Lehigh University, United States
Ephias Ruhode, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
Joseph Tan, McMaster University, Canada
Mogos Teweldemedhin, Polytechnic of Namibia, Namibia
Padraig Wims, University College Dublin, Ireland


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:

All inquiries regarding IJICTRDA should be directed to the attention of:

Bryan Christiansen
Ewa Lechman

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