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The Information Systems (IS) collect, process and storage data and provide these data as information. ISs qualities enable to facilitate the decision-making process in rural establishments management. In the rural environment, the use of mobile technology allows decision making based on applications and facilitate information access due to its low cost and mobility. This work aims to identify and characterize the agribusiness related mobile applications and to assign them in management categories. A sample of 168 apps available in the app store Google Play and cited in articles about the subject studied. The most part of the apps was developed by Brazilian institutions, have hundreds of thousands of users, covers a wide range of agribusiness topics, is available for free, corresponding to the requirements mentioned by the rural community. The assignment in management categories was possible and demonstrated that there are great variation among management categories, especially informative applications.

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