Evaluation of the role mobile-phone agricultural solutions play in the emergence of a knowledge society in the Ghanaian agricultural sector

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In today’s world, the notion that knowledge has become the most vital resource in the transformational growth of societies is one that is pervasive. The significance of knowledge in modern societies has been overemphasized by several international bodies; most notable the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Bank. Ghana's desire to craft an economy where knowledge and information would play a significant role is visible on paper in The Ghana ICT for Accelerated Development (ICT4AD) policy document. But, in order for Ghana to achieve its ICT4AD objective of transforming its society into a knowledge economy, it is imperative that it analyzes how effective existing ICT agricultural solutions are in the emergence of an agricultural knowledge economy. This research seeks to evaluate the role mobile-based agricultural solutions play in the emergence of a knowledge economy in the Ghanaian agricultural sector. It further aims to point out areas where this mobile based solutions fall short, and also provide ideas on how this gap could be bridged.
Thesis submitted to the Department of Computer Science, Ashesi University College, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, April 2014
Ghana, ICT4D, mobile technology, agriculture, knowledge society, Esoko