The Role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Agriculture Productivity in India


The Role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Agriculture Productivity in India


Manzoor Hassan Malik


American Journal of Agricultural Research

The study examined the role of ICT in agricultural productivity in India. It also analyzed the determinants of agricultural productivity. The causality test indicated the existence of long-run causality running from ICT and agricultural growth (AG) to economic growth. It showed bi-directional causality between agricultural growth and GDP. The long-run causality from ICT to AG was, however, uni-directional, implying the significance of ICT in agricultural growth. The determinants of agricultural productivity growth revealed increased machinery usage, investment in ICT, gross domestic capital formation and area under cultivation to be significantly contributing to increased productivity growth. The study suggests strengthening the effective implementation of ICT usage in Indian agriculture.


Keywords: Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Agriculture Productivity, India

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Manzoor Hassan Malik. The Role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Agriculture Productivity in India. Natural resource modelling: accounting for gillnet size selectivity in dynamic deterrence model. American Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019,4:28.


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