Monthly Archives: June 2015

Thinking about Market Information Systems…

Here’s a blog summary of a presentation that I made at ICT2015 on the Market Information Systems panel

Market information systems are growing in popularity as an intervention by governments, NGOs and private firms alike. New information provision for farmers, often price infromation over mobile, have been touted as a way of helping farmers improve the price they get for their produce, and reduce their dependency on middlemen.

In our research we explored the impacts of connectivity in the tea sector in Rwanda, and we spent much time mapping the actors, information flows and relations that gave us critical insight into the potentials and limitations of market information systems…..full post

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