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The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) can propel economic development and improve living standard of a nation’s citizens. ICTs are deployed in various facets of human endeavours. They have been widely used in commerce and industry to promote economic growth, particularly in developed countries. The development of nations like US, Germany and Japan can be attributed to the significant contribution and use of ICTs. The use of ICTs in the global south as been increasing in recent years, particularly in industry and services sector of the economy. In Ghana, access to broadband internet increased from 19% in 2014 to 53% in 2019. However, access to these technologies has largely been lacking in the agricultural sector. Within the limited use of ICT in the agricultural sector, not much is known by its use by intermediary value chain actors. This study therefore analysed the use of ICTs among intermediaries in the agricultural sector and examined the benefits therein, especially in uncharted times of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This study was published as FARA Research Report 6 (03): Pp 55.