info sheet e-agriculture

Info sheet e-Agriculture

ICT4Ag or e-agriculture is the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the agricultural sector. It does encompass all ICTs that are/can be used in the field of agriculture, and which range from older technologies like video, radio and television to computing, internet, remote sensing, mobile and digital broadcasting.

mAgri: stands for ‘mobile technologies in/for agriculture’ and limits its scope to the mobile ICTs, e.g. mobile networks, (smart)phones, tablets etc.

Mobile financial services: the use of a mobile phone to access financial services and execute financial transactions. This includes both transactional and non-transactional services, such as viewing financial information on a user’s mobile phone. 

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