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In many developing countries, mobile phone is the main information and communication technology (ICT) used by farmers who can be easily reached by extension services through ICT-based information. Extension agents usually provide information to farmers all over the country. This study analyses the use of ICTs by intermediaries in the agriculture sector in Mali. It concludes that Mali’s current ICT policy does not fit well with the agriculture sector and its use has not yet increased agricultural productivity. Having an appropriate ICT policy in the agriculture sector of Mali should be a priority in increasing agricultural production and food security.

This study was published as FARA Research Report 6 (10): Pp 39.