The inefficient administration and coordination of input and market linkages in sub Sahara Africa has traditionally been the major deterrent to the achievement of agricultural production and business efficiencies due to communication bottlenecks. The dispensation of modern Information Communication Technologies (ICT’s) have undoubtedly improved communities livelihood with regard to these linkages through efficient dialogue communication channels. This research paper intends to make a socio -economic impact analysis of ICT’s contribution to rural (small holders) and marginalised urban (urban slum resettlement zones) agricultural communities in Zimbabwe’s. The objectives of the study are defined candidly with focus on efficiencies relating to input and market linkages and the socio-economic result thereof. The methodology is briefly outlined, the study variables are crystallised into 6 focal areas and a justification is provided which details why this study is valuable and its contribution to the further improvement of the livelihood of farming communities in Zimbabwe.
IFEOMA, ODUNZE DAISY and MTITHWA, HOVE TAWANDA, "AN ANALYSIS OF THE SOCIOECONOMIC IMPACTS OF ICT’S UTILIZATION BY SMALHOLDER FARMERS ON FARMING COMMUNITIES IN ZIMBABWE" (2013). GlobDev 2013. 5.