Kheti: mobile multimedia in an agricultural co-operative

DEARDEN, Andy, MATTHEWS, P. and RIZVI, H. (2011). Kheti: mobile multimedia in an agricultural co-operative. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 15 (6), 597-607.


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Kheti is a mobile phone-based, multimedia communication system to support sharing of agricultural knowledge and advice within a producers' co-operative. The first version of this system was designed with, and was tested by, the Sironj Crop Producers Company Ltd, a co-operative of small farmers working in Madhya Pradesh, Central India. In this paper, we describe the Kheti system and examine how it addresses the problems of making agricultural knowledge available by recognizing that practical knowledge is always located within a complex network of social relations and practices. We also examine the results of field trials and some of the challenges in seeking to convert a successful technology into a sustainable development intervention. © 2010 Springer-Verlag

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Computing
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Page Range: 597-607
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2010 11:57
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 04:47

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