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On the ground the reality is different: policymakers in Kenyan agriculture should beware limits to platform knowledge

Ouma, Marion and Mann, Laura (2021) On the ground the reality is different: policymakers in Kenyan agriculture should beware limits to platform knowledge. Africa at LSE (15 Apr 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Evidence that digital technologies are widely used among Kenya’s smallholder farmers is scarce, despite depictions by tech companies. New research exposes the potential danger of relying too much on platforms for understanding the realities of farmers, as their visions of the rural environment remains focussed on specific groups. Policymakers should be sensitive to these biases, asking questions about what data is being captured and how this may impact rural areas.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Date Deposited: 28 May 2021 11:27
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2021 23:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110545

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