Usages agricoles des terminaux mobiles au Burkina Faso

Abstract : The growth of mobile telephony in Africa has surpassed the most optimistic forecasts of the operators. Nowadays the interest and the usefulness of the telephone are clearly demonstrated by the practices and this for all the users whatever the social or geographical level. It is highly adapted in several fields, such as trade, health, education, livestock and agriculture, and is not used in the same way in different environments such as rural, peri-urban or urban areas: emerging and developing countries. Some use applications, others just for calls, so the tool is not the same everywhere. Agriculture is one of the activities practiced by more than 80% of the working population in Burkina, with commercial producers in urban and peri-urban areas practicing market gardening and rural people who are more focused on seasonal and fruit production. In order to increase its agricultural production, mirroring the great powers, Burkina Faso is still on a roll of appropriation of mobile technologies in agricultural production. Despite the influence of technical factors (the digital divide), political, social (illiteracy, poverty) and cultural, the use of the mobile phone has developed so quickly, and this because it does not is more the prerogative of the only haves. Its appropriation by small artisans, traders in the economy sector and farmers has gained momentum because they have understood the value of the subscription system by prepaid or postpaid cards at very affordable costs, to the multiple facilities also that offers the mobile phone. The use of the mobile phone remains particular because it is more adopted by the low-income population to reduce their expenses, so save money. In the sense of always contributing to the expansion of the adoption of information and communication technologies (including the mobile phone) efforts are being made by private and public, national and international institutions to promote their access and their usage.
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Wendpanga Rodrigue Kabore. Usages agricoles des terminaux mobiles au Burkina Faso. Sciences de l'information et de la communication. Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux III, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018BOR30064⟩. ⟨tel-02073164⟩

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