[kictanet] New Research Paper - What really impedes the scaling out of digital services for agriculture?
otieno.barrack at gmail.com
Thu Jan 20 11:41:40 EAT 2022
Many thanks for the interesting read.
On Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 9:26 AM Ali Hussein via KICTANet <
kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
> Hi John
> Thanks for sharing. Looks like an interesting read.
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> On Mon, Jan 17, 2022 at 10:10 AM John Kieti via KICTANet <
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>> Hello Listers,
>> Allow me to bring to your attention our new research paper, peer reviewed
>> and published in the new Smart Agricultural Technologies journal. The
>> title is: *What really impedes the scaling out of digital services for
>> agriculture? A Kenyan users’ perspective
>> <https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2772375522000016>. *The
>> paper, attached, can be shared freely on CC BY basis.
>> In summary, the study sought conceptual clarity on barriers to the
>> success of digital services for agriculture as deployed by Startups, NGOs,
>> Government etc. We examined the latent structure and patterns of
>> association among such impediments as mentioned in the literature and
>> perceived by end users. Quantitatively and qualitatively, we ascertained a
>> three-factor structure comprising *(1) Technology Accessibility* *-
>> digital skills, internet, devices, electricity ...* *(2) Service
>> Discoverability - awareness, collaboration, one-stop-shop ..., * and*
>> (3) Service Value Proposition **- usability, relevance, service
>> affordability... *According to the study, the success of digital
>> services for agriculture in Kenya (and similar services or similar
>> settings) boils down to how practitioners and policy makers optimize
>> interventions around these three dimensions. Discoverability and Value
>> proposition co-varied more than with technology accessibility as they are
>> more in the purview of the digital service provider (than technology
>> accessibility). We also proposed a scale for measuring the impediments.
>> We argued that public policy, one of our qualitatively generated themes,
>> was indirectly covered in the three dimensions of the structure (that it is
>> not necessarily a fourth dimension). Confirming or disconfirming this bit
>> about public policy may be a topic for further research. Curious to know
>> what KICTANET listers think of this ...
>> My co-authors were Prof. Waema, Dr. Baumüller, Prof. Ndemo, & Dr. Omwansa
>> Kind regards
>> John Kieti
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