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Access to, and use of, information and communications technology (ICT) continues to accelerate in rural areas of developing countries. These changes have underpinned substantial theoretical and empirical research on ICT’s implications for agricultural production and marketing and household wellbeing. Yet, more research is needed to better understand how digital technologies affect rural and agricultural development and enhance targeted development programs.
The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) is seeking papers on rural and agricultural development in the digital age in Asian countries and globally. Selected papers will be featured during an ADBI conference and considered for inclusion in a special issue of Review of Development Economics, an SSCI journal with a current impact factor of 1.170.
Paper topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Adoption of agricultural technologies and productivity growth
- Transformation of sustainable agricultural and food systems
- Rural economic transformation
- Food security, nutrition, and dietary diversity
- Livelihood strategies, poverty, income growth, and quality of life
- Inclusion, diversity, and socioeconomic inequality
- Rural migration and employment
- Rural-urban divide
- Empowering different demographic groups
- E-commerce and financial inclusion
Authors should submit their full papers via this link by 30 June 2022. Please select “SI: R&A development” when choosing the submission type. There are no submission fees.
Paper submissions must be original and neither currently published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers must also comply with the author guidelines for Review of Development Economics (RDE).
All submissions will be subject to double-blind peer review and editorial processes in accordance with RDE policies.
Arrangements for Selected Papers
Authors of selected papers will be invited to present their work at the related ADBI conference in Tokyo on 28-29 July 2022.
ADBI will provide travel support to one author per paper. The author must be a citizen of an Asian Development Bank member economy.
The conference will be held virtually in the event of COVID-19 travel disruptions.
Final decisions about the publication of selected papers in the journal special issue will be made following the conference.
- Wanglin Ma, Lincoln University, New Zealand
- Andy McKay, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
- Dil Rahut, Asian Development Bank Institute
- Tetsushi Sonobe, Asian Development Bank Institute
Kasumigaseki Building 8F, 3-2-5, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
100-6008 Tokyo , Japan