Application of innovative ICT tools for linking agricultural research knowledge and extension services to farmers in Kenya

Boniface Akuku, Felisters Makini, Lusike Wasilwa, Geofrey Kamau & Margaret Makelo
Despite the application and use of mobile and web-based technologies in improving access to information, the agricultural extension services still plays a key role in disseminating knowledge, technologies and agricultural information, and linking farmers with other stakeholders. However, limited access to extension services is the main factor causing decreased agricultural productivity. In Kenya the extension staff: farmer ratio is 1:1,500, a situation that hinders most farmers from accessing technological advances. A critical change agent is...
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