Mobile Phone Use in Agricultural Information in Bangladesh

Mobile Phone Use in Agricultural Information in Bangladesh

Mobile phone has been and enabling tool for communication and development in the world, especially in developing countries like Bangladesh. Using secondary data, a 2018 study by Rahman and Afrad revealed that the increasing number of mobile subscribers in the country resulted to an improvement of different sectors like agriculture, industry and services, which contribute in the national economy of Bangladesh.

Findings also showed the importance of mobile phone technology in providing access to agricultural information among farmers in Bangladesh. Like in other developing countries, farmers usually used their mobile phones weather forecast, access to agricultural inputs, pest and disease control, access to market information, consulting with extension workers and financial transactions. However, affordability (high cost of smartphones), accessibility (poor or weak internet and network coverage) and lack of technical-know how of famer on mobile phone use limit their appropriation of the technology.

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