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Abdul-Rahim Abdulai

Canada PHD Candidate University of Guelph

I am a Ghanaian Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, University of Guelph, I am also an Arrell Food Institute Scholar and IDRC Doctoral Research Scholar. I am interested in understanding the social dynamics of digital agriculture for smallholder farmers in Africa. I hold a BSc in Development Planning (2014), KNUST, Ghana and an MA in Environmental Policy (2018), Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

Growing up from a peasant background in Ghana, my research interests lie at the intersection of my personal and academic experiences. My Ph.D. project intersects at rural geography, food security, and science and technology studies, where I draw on socio-technical transitions and social practices to examine the human implications of digital agricultural technologies on rural Africa. I am broadly interested in unravelling what change, particularly technological transitions, means for agrarian/rural structures and the smallholder sustenance in Africa.

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