Rachel Murphy DFID-funded project

Harnessing Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Agricultural Development and Rural Transformation in Ethiopia: Lessons from China

Rachel Murphy is one of a team of six researchers on a DFID-funded project which examines how lessons from China’s experience of using ICT systems in agriculture can be transferred to Ethiopia.  Specifically, the project examines innovative and inclusive IT experiments like farmers’ mailbox and smart phone apps in use in Zhejiang Province and Guangdong Province, and evaluates their applicability for smallholders and stakeholders in agricultural chains in Ethiopia.  The project is led by Professor Chunhui YE of Zhejiang University. The other project partners are based at the Institute for Science and Sustainable Development at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, India.