Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

ICT uptake and usage in agricultural value chains in the Caribbean

17 June 2015. This 200-page report, supported by CTA, has recently been made public. It can be of interest to all stakeholders interested in ICT4Ag generally, and in agricultural development in the Caribbean region in particular. 

It offers a good detailed knowledge on ICT in agriculture issues and stakeholders in the Caribbean. Apart from the full report that you can download, a “Policy Pointers” highlighting key recommendations is also available from the page.

The report includes case studies and analyses of the use of ICT platforms and solutions such as:
  • Ministries of Agriculture and Marine Resources websites
  • Procurement management systems for the hospitality industry
  • Text messaging system for wholesale prices
  • National agricultural market information systems
  • National Agriculture Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) BBM usage
  • Mobile messaging apps for agricultural activities
  • Livestock management mobile apps
  • Christiana Potato Growers Association platforms
  • Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA)
  • Extension ICT Services
  • CaFAN Agri-food Talkshow
  • Marketing and National Imports Boards
  • mFisheries
  • D’Market movers 

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