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Farmers, Intermediaries and ICTs in an Agricultural Community in Greece- an ethnographic study
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to assess the implications of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) on the agricultural supply chain in Greece by examining the relationships between farmers and their intermediaries, and their interactions during the buying and selling process. More specifically, the focus of the research takes place in Pouri, a small village in central Greece whose economy centers around Apple Farming, where we can observe the exchange of locally grown goods between farmers and intermediaries. The thesis consists of two parts; the first part examines how Greek farmers perceive the process of buying and selling agricultural products and how they respond to problems within their current structure; through observing processes, conducting interviews and collecting narrative stories to identify the issues, we assess whether it would be advantageous for farmers to implement ICTs as part of the solution. The second part consists of a review of the academic literature to examine the same or similar situations in the agricultural supply chain of other global regions and their economic contexts. Lastly, a thorough thematic analysis of the research data provides a better understanding of the issues facing farmers and their needs as they pertain to ICTs, to improve the agricultural supply chain and the entire rural sector.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 79 p.
Keyword [en]
Agricultural Products, Farmers, Intermediaries, Apples, Buying and Selling, Information Communication Technologies (ICTs)
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Other Agricultural Sciences not elsewhere specified
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-66837OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-66837DiVA: diva2:1120730
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Informatics
Educational program
Master Programme in Information Systems, 120 credits
Presentation
2017-05-31, Campus B3033V, 13:15 (English)
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Available from: 2017-07-07 Created: 2017-07-07 Last updated: 2017-07-07Bibliographically approved

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