Adoption of ICT in agricultural management in the United Kingdom: the intra-rural digital divide

https://doi.org/10.17221/5280-AGRICECONCitation:Warren M.F. (2002): Adoption of ICT in agricultural management in the United Kingdom: the intra-rural digital divide. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 48: 1-8.
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The benefits arising from adoption of information and communication technology by farming businesses are explored, and the prospect of a digital divide appearing in the UK agricultural sector is discussed, drawing on results of research at the University of Plymouth. It is proposed that countries in Central and Eastern Europe will be subject to the same phenomenon, and that the potential disadvantage suffered by non-adopters of this technology will be sufficiently severe to justify both policy intervention and further research.

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