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E-Agriculture and Rural Development

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In recent years, there has been growing attention devoted to the implementation of information and communication technology in agriculture and rural development. While evidence has linked ICT to an increase in gross domestic product, it has prompted a global dedication to the research of the socio-economic benefits, trade-offs, and policy implications of ICT consumption in developing countries. E-Agriculture and Rural Development: Global Innovations and Future Prospects is a comprehensive collection of research on the emerging trends and advances in the global use of information and communication technology in agriculture and rural development. Consisting of case studies, implementation frameworks, and policies, this book provides a global perspective and understanding of the developments in e-agriculture and rural development.   

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. Preface
  6. Section 1: Introduction
    1. Chapter 1: Global e-Agriculture and Rural Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EVOLUTION OF E-AGRICULTURE AND GLOBAL ICT TRENDS
      4. KEY CHARACTERISTICS OF E-AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT
      5. KEY LESSONS FROM GLOBAL E-AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT
      6. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 2: E-Agriculture and Rural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
    1. Chapter 2: ICT-Based Market Information Services (MIS) Projects, Deployment Environment, and Performance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. STUDY CONTEXT
      4. 3. CONCEPTUAL AND EMPIRICAL METHODS
      5. 4. PERFORMANCE OF DRUMNET AND KACE PROJECTS, CHALLENGES THEY FACED AND THEIR RESPONSE
      6. 5. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    2. Chapter 3: Using ICT to Overcome Constraints in the Agriculture Value Chain
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ICT APPLICATIONS IN AGRICULTURE
      4. AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION VIEWED FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF “PROJECT MANAGEMENT”
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 4: Geospatial Data Infrastructure (GDI) for Sharing Agro-Climatic Information to Improve Agricultural Productivity in Nigeria
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT CAN BE DONE?
    4. Chapter 5: ICT and Unemployment in Nigeria
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. SMEs FOR JOB CREATION
      4. 2. ICT COMBATING UNEMPLOYMENT CORRUPTION
      5. 3. THE ROLE OF ICT ON UNEMPLOYMENT AND GDP
      6. 4. ICT EMPLOYMENT GENERATION FOR THE YOUTHS
      7. 6. NEW CLASSICAL VERSION OF THE PHILLIPS CURVE
      8. 7. DATA AND METHOD OF ANALYSIS
      9. 8. CONCLUSION
      10. 9. RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. Chapter 6: ICT in Agricultural Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA
      4. ICT DIFFUSION AND ADOPTION PATTERN IN NIGERIA’S AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM
      5. CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS OF ICT EXPLORATION FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA
    6. Chapter 7: Impact of Information and Communication Technology on Livestock Production
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. Chapter 8: Marketing Strategies for E-Government and E-Agriculture Services in South Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1.0 INTRODUCTION
      3. 2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. 3.0. METHODOLOGY
      5. 4. MARKETING STRATEGIES
      6. 5. ISSUES AND CHALLENGES FACING THE MARKETING OF THE CAPE GATEWAY PROJECT (CGP)
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 9: Understanding the Information Security Landscape in South Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2.0 INFORMATION SECURITY: A LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. 3.0 CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
      5. 4. E-GOVERNMENT AND INFORMATION SECURITY IN SOUTH AFRICA
      6. 5. INFORMATION SECURITY IMPLEMENTATION HURDLES
      7. 6. DISCUSSION
      8. 7. CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 10: Enhanced Knowledge Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. METHODOLOGY
      4. 3. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      5. 4. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
  8. Section 3: E-Agriculture and Rural Development in Asia
    1. Chapter 11: Situational Analysis of the Status of E-Agriculture in Tamil Nadu, India
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2 REVIEW OF LITERATURE
      4. 3 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. 4 E-AGRICULTURE IN TAMILNADU
      6. 5. BENEFITS AND CONSTRAINTS
      7. 6. IMPLICATION OF THE STUDY
      8. 7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 12: Information and Communication Technology and its Potential to Transform Indian Agriculture
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF INDIAN AGRICULTURE
      3. INDIAN AGRICULTURE SECTOR POST INDEPENDENCE
      4. INDIAN AGRICULTURE SECTOR POST REFORMS
      5. SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND ROLE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
      6. NEED OF ICT INTERVENTION
      7. INDIAGRILINE: STORY OF EID PARRY (http://www.indiagriline.com)
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 13: ICT Based Pest Management System for Sustainable Pulse Production
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. E-NATIONAL PEST REPORTING AND ALERT SYSTEM FOR PULSES: THE DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM (www.ncipm.org.in/A3P/UI/HOME/Login.aspx)
      4. DISCUSSION
      5. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 4: E-Agriculture and Rural Development in Europe and North America
    1. Chapter 14: ICTs in Agribusinesses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ADOPTION OF ICTS BY THE GENERAL POPULATION AND BY THE FARMING COMMUNITY IN IRELAND
      4. DEPLOYMENT OF EXTRANET BY AGRIBUSINESSES
      5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      6. RESEARCH FINDINGS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. RECOMMENDATIONS
    2. Chapter 15: Implementation of E-Learning in Forest Workers’ Training for Sustainable Forest Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE GROWING ROLE OF ICTS IN TVET
      4. FOREST WORKERS’ TRAINING AND SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN THE INFORMATION AGE
      5. THE ROLE OF FOREST EXTENSION IN SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT
      6. LIMITATIONS AND SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS ON THE USE OF ICT IN FWTS
      7. CASE STUDIES OF ICT IMPLEMENTATION IN FWTS AND FOREST EXTENSION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH NEEDS AND PERSPECTIVES
      9. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 16: Soft Computing Modeling of Wild Fire Risk Indices
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. MATERIALS AND METHODS
      4. 3. THE DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT
      5. 4. BUILDING THE FUZZY RULESET
      6. 5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      7. 6. THE RISK PROFILE OF PELOPONNESUS
      8. 7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 17: Information and Communication Technology Uses in Agriculture
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. ICT USE IN AGRICULTURE
      4. 3. KEY SUCCESS FACTORS FOR ICT APPLICATION IN AGRIBUSINESS
      5. 4. IMPLICATION OF ICT USE IN AGRICULTURE AND AGRIBUSINESS INDUSTRY
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors