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The study shows that the majority of farmers require information on crop production, seed availability, and fertilizer availability. This set of information allows farmers to take on the right action plan to maximize all of their available resources.
Small-scale farmers in rural areas positively contribute to the nutrition and health status of the world’s population as they play a huge part in the food production process. However, studies show that some rural segments in different regions are underdeveloped and facing significant challenges because of poor investments on rural development.
Developed ICT offices in rural areas of Iran requires restructuring to improve performance and promote acceptability
The study highlights that providing in-service education for ICT experts, conducting regular training initiatives for ICT agents, and maximizing mass media in informing the villagers on aspects of ICTs can significantly improve the performance and output of these rural ICT offices.