Information systems and actionable knowledge creation in rice-farming systems in Northern Ghana

Andy Bonaventure Nyamekye*, Art Dewulf, Erik Van Slobbe, Katrien Termeer

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Abstract

Rice farmers in the Kumbungu District in Northern Ghana interact with information systems. Of interest here is the degree to which knowledge derived from such interaction is actionable. The paper addresses the overall question: what information systems are currently providing agricultural information to rice farmers, and to what extent does this result in actionable knowledge creation? Findings revealed that Farmer-to-Farmer systems contribute most to actionable knowledge creation. We conclude that systems integration and local actor participation are essential for actionable knowledge creation in information systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-161
JournalAfrican Geographical Review
Volume39
Issue number2
Early online date28 Aug 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

Keywords

  • actionable knowledge
  • credibility
  • information systems
  • Informational governance
  • legitimacy
  • salience

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