Receiving incorrect information is costly: Diffusion and accuracy of market information among farmers in northern Ghana

The recent adoption of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs, namely mobile phones and radios) in rural areas of Sub- Saharan Africa has brought new evidence that an updated and reliable flow of information can have direct benefits for farmers' welfare. However, if correct market information can benefit the users, incorrect information can be costly. In this study we explore the diffusion (quantity) and the accuracy (quality) of price information among farmers in northern Ghana, with a focus on the role of ICTs.


Issue Date:
2012-05
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/123967
Total Pages:
2
JEL Codes:
D82; D83; D84; O12; O55




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