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Use of social media to strengthen service delivery for urban agriculture in Uganda

Byomire, G., Namisango, F. and Kafuko, M.M. (2016) Use of social media to strengthen service delivery for urban agriculture in Uganda. In: 2016 IST-Africa Week Conference, 11 - 13 May 2016, Durban, South Africa

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Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1109/ISTAFRICA.2016.7530594
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Abstract

The steadfast growth of cities in developing countries is accompanied by high levels of poverty and hunger which in turn forces urban dwellers to engage in farming activities to satisfy their food levels and sell the surplus. However these farmers lack acquisition of adequate knowledge and information to improve their farming practices. There is no forum that brings farmers together for lesson and message sharing. Social media as a form of ICT has caught a tremendous role of facilitating dissemination of agricultural information providing a platform for interaction between farmers. The study aimed at investigating the use of Social Media to strengthen service delivery for urban agriculture in Uganda using a survey. The results indicate that the use of social media for urban agriculture should consider the dimensions of: Perceived Value, Training, Social Influence and Social Awareness as factors for the successful use of Social Media to Strengthen Service Delivery for Urban Agriculture.

Item Type: Conference Paper
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/65054
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