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Determinants of Small-Scale Farmers' Intention to Use Smartphones for Generating Agricultural Knowledge in Developing Countries: Evidence from Rural India

Landmann, Dirk and Lagerkvist, Carl-Johan and Otter, Verena (2021). Determinants of Small-Scale Farmers' Intention to Use Smartphones for Generating Agricultural Knowledge in Developing Countries: Evidence from Rural India. European Journal of Development Research. 33 , 1435-1454
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Abstract

Access to and usage of smartphones for agricultural purposes amongst small-scale farmers in rural areas of developing countries is still limited. Smartphones may provide an opportunity to develop farmers' capacities with specific applications offering fast access to continually updated and reliable information. This study develops a framework to investigate the cognitive and affective behavioural drivers of smallholder farmers ' intention to use a smartphone in a developing country context. For this, survey data was collected from 664 randomly selected small-scale farmers in Bihar State, India in 2016. The analysis included a partial least square estimation of the behavioural model. The results confirm positive influences on the intention to use a smartphone for agricultural purposes through subjective norms, attitude, self-control, as well as positive and negative anticipated emotions. There is no evidence that negative anticipated emotions related to failure outweighed other factors. These results extend the academic literature with new conceptual insights and provide application-oriented implications for stakeholders, such as NGOs, extension services and research institutes.

Authors/Creators:Landmann, Dirk and Lagerkvist, Carl-Johan and Otter, Verena
Title:Determinants of Small-Scale Farmers' Intention to Use Smartphones for Generating Agricultural Knowledge in Developing Countries: Evidence from Rural India
Series Name/Journal:European Journal of Development Research
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:33
Page range:1435-1454
Number of Pages:20
Publisher:PALGRAVE MACMILLAN LTD
ISSN:0957-8811
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 508 Media and Communications > 50805 Information Studies
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Business Administration
Keywords:Smartphone, Agriculture, Small-scale farmers, Theory of planned behaviour (TPB), Structural equation modelling (SEM), Partial least squares (PLS), Developing countries, India
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-107334
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-107334
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1057/s41287-020-00284-x
Web of Science (WoS)000558239400001
ID Code:26274
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:06 Dec 2021 10:25
Metadata Last Modified:06 Dec 2021 10:31

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