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The digital advance into rural Kenya has a social cost for a ‘new’ type of farmer

Iazzolino, Gianluca (2021) The digital advance into rural Kenya has a social cost for a ‘new’ type of farmer. Africa at LSE (08 Apr 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Digital platforms created by foreign and local tech firms in Nairobi’s Silicon Savannah are promoted as generating opportunities for Kenyan farmers, shaping a vision of digitised agriculture. As a part of this model, the idea of a new farmer-entrepreneur embraces the availability of digital finance. LSE Fellow Gianluca Iazzolino explains these developments and asks whether it brings a social cost for those working within the agriculture sector.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Date Deposited: 28 May 2021 13:06
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2021 10:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110547

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